Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month? The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NCADD, founded and has supported this initiative since 1987. In fact, this year they are celebrating their 25th anniversary. By highlighting this month, NCADD hopes to encourage people to reach out and provide information on the disease of alcoholism, treatment and recovery. The hope is that people try to go 72 hours without drinking. If they find they are having difficulty then it is recommended they contact Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-anon for more support and information. Follow the link above for more information and to learn more about the “One too many…” theme for this year as well as the work that NCADD is doing.
Unity is found in the Fellowship and the part of the disease it treats is the BODY. With a set of Principles called the TWELVE TRADITIONS.
Recovery is found in the first 164 pages of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The part of the disease it treats is the MIND. Through a set of Twelve Spiritual Principles called the TWELVE STEPS.