April is Alcohol Awareness Month. More than 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the U.S., and more than 15 million people struggle with an alcohol use disorder. This illness affects those from all walks of life and requires sufficient treatment and support to overcome. Many people experiencing homelessness struggle with substance use, and addictive disorders may be both a cause and a result of homelessness.
Learn more about alcohol awareness and ways to reduce stigma at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), and visit our Substance Use Disorder page for important resources on the connections between homelessness and addictions.