Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney
Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. More than 18 million Americans suffer from some form of alcohol consumption disorder, and their affliction has a profound effect on millions of their family members and loved ones. More than one in four American children are directly exposed to adults who abuse alcohol. To combat these statistics the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) established April as Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987. By increasing awareness of and education about the dangers of alcohol abuse, this organization hopes to reduce binge drinking and other abusive behaviors.