Alcohol-Free Weekend, traditionally observed during NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month in April, is scheduled for March 31-April 2, 2017.
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.
During Alcohol-Free Weekend (March 31-April 2, 2017), NCADD and the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) 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. If participants find it difficult to go without alcohol during this period, they are urged to call the New York State HOPEline 1-877-8-HOPENY for information about alcoholism.
To kick-off the Alcohol-Free Weekend, Burger King in Yorktown Heights will be hosting a “Dining to Donate” event from 4-8pm. Interested in dining with the Yorktown Police Department? They will be joining ASK from 5:30-6:30pm. Burger King will donate 20% of sales to ASK from all patrons that present a flyer when checking out.
To wrap-up the Alcohol-Free Weekend, ASK will be hosting their 7th Annual Save A Life Forum on April 2 at Lakeland High School. Save A Life is a program designed by ASK to inform and empower high school students and adults to become community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. This is a free community event and interested community members can register that morning from 11:30am-12pm at Lakeland High School. Learn more.
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 use, but to highlight the need for local action and services focused on prevention, treatment and recovery.