While national figures show a downward trend in the number of young people who use alcohol, alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for America’s youth, and is more likely to kill young people than all illegal drugs combined. That’s why it’s important to get involved in Alcohol Awareness Month, observed annually throughout April.
To raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of alcohol policy safeguards, the Northwest PTTC has launched the Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers.
The Alcohol Awareness Toolkit can be used to raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of strong alcohol policies using memes. It can also be used to encourage engagement from prevention and public health stakeholders to strategically educate and inform decision makers about effective alcohol policies by providing easy-to-personalize, templated opinion editorials, letters to legislators and proclamations.
2023 Weekly Themes
- Week 1: Harms to Others/Impaired Driving/Violence (April 2-8)
- Week 2: Alcohol and The Economy (April 9-15)
- Week 3: Alcohol’s Role in The Opioid Epidemic (April 16-22)
- Week 4: Alcohol and Cancer & Excessive Alcohol Use (April 23-29)