In 1987 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence declared April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Every April, the Council strives to increase the public’s understanding about alcohol dependence and attempts to reduce the stigma that prevents individuals and families from seeking help.
The theme of Alcohol Awareness Month this year was “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.” The NCADD and its affiliates released information and resources about alcohol and alcoholism to help those who are struggling to break free from their addiction. The goal was not to chastise those suffering from alcoholism, but to foster an environment that helps alcoholics seek out support.
Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease that can harm not only the health of the drinker, but also others if the individual ends up driving a vehicle while under the influence.
Texas is a national leader in the number of drunk driving accidents and deaths related to driving while in
toxicated. Each year, thousands of Texans are involved in a DWI accident, and about 2,000 Texans die every year due to fatal injuries sustained during a drunk driving accident.
Many of these tragic DWI accidents could have been prevented if the driver sought out help for alcoholism before getting behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has suffered a loss because of a drunk driver, please contact the experienced Dallas personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson to set-up a free, no-obligation consultation today.