Alcohol Awareness Month is dedicated to raising understanding of the causes and treatment of alcoholism, while also highlighting the harm of unsafe alcohol consumption.

Why is this an important month?

  • 55.3% of high school seniors used alcohol in the past year
  • 85.6% of people 18 and older have consumed alcohol in their lifetime
  • 25.8% of people 18 and older reported they engaged in binge drinking in the past month
  • Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States
  • About 95,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes each year