allows for 30 days of focus on increasing awareness and learning about the causes and treatments of one of our nation’s public health concerns: Alcohol Use Disorder. Established in 1987, alcohol awareness month has given communities the space to put an emphasis on spreading awareness and reducing stigma.
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Prevention is about delaying the onset of first use, whether alcohol, tobacco or marijuana – the most commonly used substances among teens – until the brain has fully matured. The early someone starts using substances, the greater their chances of developing a substance use disorder (SUD), and the more severe their illness is likely to be,” Addition Policy Forum