April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption and promote healthier choices.
This month is an opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the risks of alcohol addiction, impaired driving, and other alcohol-related health problems.
Let's work together to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and support those who may be struggling with addiction.
Alcohol Awareness Month Resources
Our Substance Use Disorder Treatment Options page provides information and resources to help individuals struggling with addiction find the support they need.
Our Substance Use Disorder Prevention Resources page offers valuable information and resources to help individuals and communities prevent substance use disorders and addiction. Discover access to mental health services, and community-based prevention programs.
Missoula County Justice Court's DUI Court is known as ROAD Court (Responsibility, Opportunities, Accountability for Drivers) and is designed to provide an alternative to the traditional method of adjudicating DUI cases.
We do not drive down this road alone. Here's a listing of other organizations, businesses, and other resources
Alcohol Awareness Month Activities and Ideas
Why is this important?
Alcohol Awareness Month is an important initiative to create a safer and healthier society, reduce the stigma surrounding alcohol addiction, and promote responsible alcohol consumption practices.
Host an Alcohol Free Event: Host an event, business or personal, that is 100% alcohol free and openly share why the event is 100% alcohol free. Start the conversation and use this ans an opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, including impaired driving, liver damage, and other health problems.
Organize a fundraising event: Organize a fundraising event to support local or national organizations that provide resources and support for individuals struggling with alcohol addiction.
Share educational resources: Share educational resources such as infographics, fact sheets, and brochures with your friends, family, and social media followers.
Take a break from alcohol: Take a break from alcohol for the month of April and encourage others to do the same.
Join a support group: Join a support group or attend virtual meetings to connect with others who have experienced the effects of alcohol addiction.
Learn about addiction: Take the time to learn more about addiction and its impact on individuals, families, and communities.
Advocate for policy change: Advocate for policy change at the local, state, or national level to promote healthier alcohol consumption practices.
Volunteer: Volunteer at a local organization that provides resources and support for individuals struggling with alcohol addiction.
Seek help if needed: If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, seek help from a healthcare professional or a support organization.
Promote healthy alternatives: Promote healthy alternatives to alcohol consumption, such as exercise, mindfulness, and other stress-reduction techniques.