Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month in April, is coming up this weekend, April 5-7.

During Alcohol-Free Weekend (April 5-7, 2013), NCADD and the Spirit of Recovery 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. Participants who find it difficult to go without alcohol during this period are urged to obtain further information on problem drinking and alcoholism.

Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) 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.

NCADD 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.