April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Frederick County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services Division joins other health professionals across the nation to raise awarness around alcohol use.
This year, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.(NCADD) is highlighting the health issues of underage drinking. The theme for this year is "Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow."
The NCADD has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 to increase public awareness, reduce stigma and encourage local commnuities to focus on alcohol related issues.
Community members are encouraged to get involved by joining the Frederick County Alcohol Prevention Initiative Coalition, a group of motivated community members aimed at reducing the misuse of alcohol in Frederick County.
For more information about Alcohoel Awareness Month visit frederickcountymd.gov/healthdept.