ATLANTA (WAOK) – Alcohol Awareness Month is underway, with the theme “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.” The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reach out to communities to bring the public information about alcohol and alcoholism as a chronic, progressive disease. A major part of the month is the Alcohol-Free Weekend, which is this weekend. People are encouraged to go alcohol-free from Friday through Sunday.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY LAETITIA PERON A picture taken on February 24, 2011 shows a girl holding a glass of beer in a Moscow?s bar. With a stroke of the presidential pen, beer was recently reclassified as an alcoholic drink in Russia, no longer a foodstuff, and its sales are to be restricted to cut alcohol abuse. But starting January 2013 a new licensing law signed by President Dmitry Medvedev will ban beer sales from 11 pm to 8 am except in bars and cafes. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)File photo of beer. (credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)