Denham Springs, LA – Narconon Riverbend Louisiana joins the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in their campaign to increase awareness of alcohol abuse during National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2012.  This year’s theme is “Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Prevent Underage Drinking” and is designed to draw attention to the pervasive impact that alcohol, alcohol-related problems and alcoholism have on young people, their friends, on families and in our communities.

NCADD notes that each year, about 5000 young people die from injuries caused by alcohol use.  This statistic makes it vital to aggressively educate the parents of teens and pre-teens on the dangers of alcohol abuse as well as what happens to change a social drinker into an alcoholic.

The horrors of alcoholism as well as underage drinking are exemplified in the following story from a recent Narconon Riverbend graduate:  Click here to read the rest of the story -