Thursday, April 22, 2010

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

SAMHSA eNetwork would like to you know that Alcohol Awareness Month was created to raise overall awareness and increase knowledge about alcohol abuse and alcoholism—a serious, yet treatable disease—especially for those under age 21.

Prevention PSAs - In support of this initiative and the Surgeon General's "Call To Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking," SAMHSA is implementing a new wave of underage drinking prevention public service announcements (PSAs) for print, television, and radio. Available at, these PSAs are designed to reduce and delay the onset of underage drinking by increasing communication between parents and youth.

Town Hall Meetings - In addition, SAMHSA will conduct town hall meetings to discuss what can be done to prevent and reduce underage drinking. This year nearly 2,000 town hall meetings will be held across the country. Get more information or learn how you can participate.

Free Alcohol Screenings - Each April, Screening for Mental Health sponsors National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD). This observance offers the public the opportunity to take a confidential and free screening for alcohol problems. Take an Online Alcohol Screening here.

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