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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

March 11, 2019

In 1987 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD) helped establish April as Alcohol Awareness Month to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism.  The Awareness Month recognition offers communities the focused opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery.  It also gives the Manalapan-Englishtown community the opportunity to focus a month long intensive message project on issues related to the use of drugs and alcohol through our Project ZERO campaign.

April Alcohol Awareness Month Proclamation

Today is April 1st

Project ZERO’s Goal for the Day:

ZERO number of days spent in court due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

1.         ZERO number of days spent in court due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

2.         ZERO number of incidents of domestic violence with drugs or alcohol involved

3.         ZERO number of adults who are legally allowed to consume alcohol having blood alcohol levels in excess of legal standard

4.         ZERO number of school suspensions due to drug use or alcohol consumption

5.         ZERO number of lives lost due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

6.         ZERO number of underage purchases of alcohol

7.         ZERO number of administrations of Narcan in order to save a life from an Opiate overdose

8.         ZERO number of car crashes due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

9.         ZERO number of unnecessary or unused medications residing in medicine cabinets

10.       ZERO number of families destroyed because of drug use or alcohol consumption

11.       ZERO number of arrests due to drug use or alcohol consumption

12.       ZERO number of parents who are considering employing a drug test on their child

13.       ZERO number of high school dropouts because of drug use or alcohol consumption

14.       ZERO number of bad habits formed due to drug use or alcohol consumption

15.       ZERO number of bad influences in the community related to drugs or alcohol

16.       ZERO number of “close calls/almost” situations due to drug use or alcohol consumption

17.       ZERO number of hangovers

18.       ZERO number of Police Officers needing to call a childs parents because of drugs or alcohol

19.       ZERO number of days in prison due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

20.       ZERO number of absences from school because of the effects of drug use or alcohol consumption

21.       ZERO number of grieving parents because of the death of a child from drug use or alcohol consumption

22.       ZERO number of days needing to be spent in rehab because of the use of drugs or alcohol consumption

23.       ZERO number of funerals of persons dying from drug use or alcohol consumption

24.       ZERO number of serious injuries resulting from an accident involving drugs or alcohol

25.       ZERO number of holidays impacted and not celebrated because of  drug use or alcohol consumption

26.       ZERO shame for admitting an addiction or problem

27.       ZERO punishment administered to children who admit an addiction or problem related to drug use or alcohol consumption

28.       ZERO guilt or harassment towards persons seeking help for a friend with a drug use or alcohol consumption problem

29.       ZERO number of Police Officers needing to deliver the message that a family member has either been seriously injured or died due to drug use or alcohol consumption

30.      ZERO tolerance to those who are unwilling to try to understand that substance abuse is a serious issue and a disease

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