April is Alcohol Awareness Month

drink_drive_42944901-300x193Since 1987, April has been designated Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD).  According to ncadd.org, the 2013 theme is “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.”  This April celebrates 27 years of saving and improving lives through treatment, recovery, and prevention.  NCADD’s national network reaches out during Alcohol Awareness Month to communities across the U.S.  The organization wants the American public to view alcoholism as a treatable disease within families and not a moral weakness.

The Maryland DUI defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer want everyone to understand that alcoholism is treatable  Our skilled defense attorneys hope you never have a problem with alcohol, but if you do and are arrested for DUI, our team of defense attorneys can help defend you against the serious charges you are facing.

NCADD hopes to bring awareness to the American public that alcoholism has four primary characteristics:

  • Alcoholism is a chronic disease — a disease that persists over a long period of time, cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, and does not disappear on its own.
  • Alcoholism is a progressive disease, meaning the disease increases in severity as it advances.
  • If left untreated, alcoholism is a fatal disease.
  • Alcoholics are genetically predisposed to the disease.

For other organizations that would like to support the alcohol awareness campaign, NCADD has developed Alcohol Awareness Month resource materials.  Links to those materials are located on the website, http://www.ncadd.org/index.php/programs-a-services/alcohol-awareness-month.

The experienced defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer want you to know that if you have been arrested for DUI in Maryland, you have no time to waste.  Call us today at (866) 444-6363 for a free consultation or complete our online contact form.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.