LANSING — April is Alcohol Awareness Month so the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is encouraging community leaders to take this time to focus on the devastating consequences of underage drinking in their communities. Alcohol Awareness Month is intended to educate people and communities about the consequences of alcohol-related problems. There are over 18 million individuals or 8.5 percent of Americans who suffer from alcohol-use disorders. In addition, there are millions of individuals who experience the devastating effects of the alcohol problem of someone in their life. In fact, 25 percent of U.S. children are exposed to alcohol-use disorders in their family.
“During Alcohol Awareness Month we want to draw attention to the dangers related to alcohol abuse and underage drinking and connect our youth with resources that can help them,” said Nida Samona, chairperson of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. “We are making you aware that underage drinking can have devastating consequences on them, the people they love, as well as on