Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. You can use Alcohol Awareness Month to spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including Alcohol Awareness Month in April. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like alcohol misuse.
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Use this guide from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to plan events
- Add information about alcohol abuse to your newsletter
- Tweet about Alcohol Awareness Month
- Host a community event where families can learn about local addiction resources
By raising awareness about alcohol misuse and abuse, communities, organizations, and health professionals can take action toward prevention.