Alcohol Awareness Month Press Conference

April 12, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:31 PM
5210 Fairbanks Drive El Paso, Texas 79912

Contact Name:
Rosalba Ruiz- Holguin
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number:
915 600 0306

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

With this year’s theme, “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery,” the month of April will be filled with local, state, and national events aimed at educating people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism, particularly among our youth, and the important role that parents can play in giving kids a better understanding of the impact that alcohol can have on their lives. Local NCADD Affiliates as well as schools, colleges, churches, and countless other community organizations will sponsor a host of activities that create

This year the Northeast Substance Abuse Collaborative and Harmony School of Innovation will partners to host a day of Alcohol Awareness Activities starting with a Press Conference where community leaders will present initiatives and programs that counter the underage drinking problem. The Press conference will begin at 1:30am at 5210 Fairbanks Drive El Paso Texas 79924 room 504 or 404. Following the press conference middle school children will attend a volleyball game between student and teachers with a message that sports is a great alternative against drinking. The game will be held in the school gym, while high school students receive a presentation on “Alcohol graduation night and the University in the school cafeteria.

Harmony School of Innovation is committed to prepare each student for higher education by providing a safe, caring, and collaborative atmosphere featuring a quality, student-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic.

The Northeast Substance Abuse Collaborative main objectives are to strengthen collaboration among public/private non-profit, federal, state, and local agencies as well as the community to prevent and reduce substance use among youth (defined as individual 18 years of age and younger); and (2) To reduce substance use among youth by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

We thank you for your attention in this matter and hope you will help us spread the message that alcohol does not have to be a part of our future

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