Alcohol-Free Weekend set for April 4 though 6

Published on Monday, 24 March 2014 22:36 - Written by Staff Reports

The Alcohol-Free Weekend initiative, hosted by local nonprofits, is coming up April 4 through 6, and is an effort to show teens there can be fun without alcohol.

During Alcohol-Free Weekend, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. and Next Step Community Solutions in Tyler ask parents and other adults to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages for a 72-hour period to demonstrate that alcohol isn’t necessary to have a good time. If participants find it difficult to go without alcohol during this period, they are urged to call 903-939-9010 for information about alcoholism.

Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. since 1987, is a national grassroots effort observed by communities throughout the United States to support prevention, research, education, intervention, treatment and recovery from alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

Alcohol Awareness Month offers community organizations concerned about individuals, families and children an opportunity to work together to not only raise awareness and understanding about the negative consequences of alcohol, but to highlight the need for local action and services focused on prevention, treatment and recovery.