Alcohol Awareness Month was founded by NACDD in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery.
Health Connections is dedicated to promoting healthy lives, especially among our youth. Underage drinking is a serious problem and a major cause of death among teenagers; like any other drug, teenagers are as prone to addiction as those who are of age. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!
This month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. It is also a time to praise those who are helping to protect the children in the community: the stores that ensure they do not sell to minors. These are the stores that are attempting to prevent the early start of this disease.
Health Connections of the Upper Valley would like to take a moment to thank the following businesses who passed their liquor compliance checks:
- Co-op Food Store – Hartford
- Cumberland Farms – White River Junction
- Evans Expressmart – White River Junction
- Jakes Market and Deli – Hartford
- McCullough’s Quik Stop, Inc – Royalton
- Mike’s Store & Collectables, Inc. – Hartland
- Norwich Wines and Spirits – Norwich
- Station Market (CKA) – White River Junction
- Woodstock Beverage – Woodstock