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April 1, 2017

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people…

March 3, 2017

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Why are we talking about gambling in the Alcohol & Drug Council blog?  One reason is that we know people who gamble often use substances (and vice versa).  According to According to the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, of pathological gamblers surveyed 73% had a substance use disorder.  Thirty-eight percent had a…