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Alcohol Awarenes Month

Alcohol Awarenes Month
Early use of alcohol can draw young people into a host of problems and aggravate existing ones. Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking. This includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, and hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drownings. Since 1987, April has been recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. to raise public awareness and understanding of alcoholism and alcohol related issues. The theme of this 29 th Alcohol Awareness Month is “ For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction ”. It is aimed at educating people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism, but specifically looks to target our youth. Providing young people with early education, gives them a better understanding...
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DEC
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NCADD's Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update - Week ending December 19, 2014

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JUN
02
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Weekly ATOD Recap & Advocacy for week-ending May 29, 2014

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MAY
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending May 9, 2014

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APR
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending April 18, 2014

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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending April 11, 2014

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MAR
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending March 14, 2014

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MAR
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending March 7, 2014

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MAR
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending February 28, 2014

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FEB
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending February 14, 2014

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