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Understanding the Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, a time when people across the country are encouraged to learn more about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the importance of responsible drinking. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol addiction, it’s essential to seek help as soon as possible. 

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is a leading addiction treatment and recovery services provider. We take a comprehensive approach to treating alcoholism, including alcohol detox, counseling, therapy, and aftercare support, which can help individuals lead healthy, fulfilling lives.  

Call 1-800-RECOVERY today to learn more about our personalized treatment plans. 

What Is Alcohol Awareness Month? 

Alcohol Awareness Month is held in April to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol abuse and promote responsible drinking habits. It was established by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in 1987. 

The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to educate individuals and communities about the impact of alcohol abuse and how it can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Awareness helps to reduce the stigma surrounding alcohol addiction and encourages those who are struggling to seek help. 

The Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month 

Alcohol abuse is a severe problem in the U.S., with 29.5 million people aged 12 or over struggling with alcohol use disorder in 2022.1 It can have a devastating impact on health, relationships, and overall quality of life. Long-term alcohol abuse may cause severe medical problems, such as: 

  • Liver damage. 
  • Heart disease. 
  • An increased risk of certain cancers. 

It can also cause or worsen mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. 

Alcohol abuse may hurt relationships. Individuals can become isolated from friends and family, leading to problems at work and in their personal lives. In extreme cases, alcoholism can lead to legal issues and incarceration. 

Alcohol Awareness Month is a time to step back and think about our relationship with alcohol. For those struggling with addiction, it’s an opportunity to take the first step toward a sober life. Those who do not experience addiction can reflect on the importance of moderation and responsible drinking. 

How Recovery Centers of America Can Help 

At Recovery Centers of America, we understand the devastating impact that alcohol abuse can have on your life. That’s why we offer a range of programs and services designed to help you overcome your addiction and achieve long-term sobriety. 

Our programs include detox, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and telehealth. Our Alumni Association can help you stay connected with others in recovery and continue to receive support after treatment. 

Our evidence-based approach has led to outcomes that are significantly better than the national average: 

  • At 30 days, RCA’s readmission rate is 7.5%, below the national expected rate of 10% 
  • At 90 days, RCA’s readmission rate is 14.9%, below the national expected rate of 20%. 

Call RCA Today to Enroll in Alcohol Detox with Us 

If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol addiction, don’t wait to seek help. Contact Recovery Centers of America today at 1-800-RECOVERY or complete our online form to learn more about our programs. We can help you achieve lasting sobriety. 


1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the United States: Age Groups and Demographic Characteristics 



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