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After 17 years of service, Mr. Bobby Hennesey retires from the Smithville Hospital Authority Board of Directors

April 2004 Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Save A Life -- End Underage Drinking

Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence since 1987, encourages local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Alcohol Awareness Month began as a way of reaching the American public with information about the disease of alcoholism - that it is a treatable disease, not a moral weakness, and that alcoholics are capable of recovery. As a national public awareness campaign, Alcohol Awareness Month has featured honorary chairpersons such as Senator George McGovern, Dr. David Satcher, the former Surgeon General, Barry McCaffrey, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, New York Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter, and has collaborated with organizations such as The Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, a unique coalition of more than 30 Governors' spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private groups focused on preventing the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. A primary focus of Alcohol Awareness Month over the past ten years has been Underage Drinking and the devastating effects it can have on our youth.

An integral part of Alcohol Awareness Month has been Alcohol-Free Weekend, which takes place on the first weekend of April (April 2-4, 2004). Alcohol-Free Weekend is designed to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, and businesses. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days. Those who experience difficulty or discomfort in this 72-hour experiment are urged to contact local NCADD affiliates, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms. Essentially, it is a community consciousness-raising effort about alcoholism and health related issues and may serve as a trigger to recovery.

For more information regarding Alcohol Awareness or this article, please visit The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website, or see your local physician.

Smithville Regional Hospital's 2003 Annual Disaster Drill Photos

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