April is Alcohol Awareness Month


Alcohol and Drug ServicesHealth and Human Services Agency

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Alcohol Awareness Month 2013

Join us in increasing public awareness

and understanding about alcoholism and

drug dependence in Napa County during

Alcohol Awareness Month.

AAM poster 2013

Students, enter our writing contest and


AAM Drinking Driving flier


Check out our calendar of

Alcohol Awareness Month events!

(Click on the calendar to view or

download a pdf)

AAM calendar 2013



Friday Night Live




Catalyst Coalition




About Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and to encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This April, the NCADD and the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, Alcohol and Drug Services Division are highlighting this important public health issue.

Nearly 100,000 people die each year in the United States from alcohol-related causes, drinking and driving crashes, other accidents, falls, fires, alcohol related homicides, suicides, and the disease of alcoholism. Napa County is ranked 9th highest of the 58 counties for alcohol-involved collisions and statistics for driving under the influence, including youth under age 21. Napa County is ranked 13 out of 58 for alcohol-related collisions and incidents for persons age 21-34, which indicates and supports the increase of binge drinking for this age group. Additionally, alcohol is the primary factor in the four leading causes of death for people ages 10 to 21.

Please join the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, Alcohol and Drug Services Division and joint partners in Alcohol Awareness Month activities listed on our website at www.countyofnapa.org.  For more information on how to get involved on the planning committee or other community events and activities focusing on Alcohol Awareness Month, please contact our Bilingual Health Education Specialist, Nancy Wynne de Rivera at (707) 253-4033.