Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Alcohol Awareness Month is a chance to spread the word about strategies for preventing the misuse or abuse of alcohol.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like the health risks of alcohol.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- 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.
- Add this Web badge to your website.
- Use these resources to help promote Alcohol Awareness Month.
By raising awareness about alcohol misuse and abuse, communities, organizations, and health professionals can take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.