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The co-chairs of the Congressional Stop-DWI Caucus introduced a resolution in support of the goals and ideal of Alcohol Awareness Month. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) are longtime leaders in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking.

"Raising awareness about the effects of alcohol can help save lives by reminding adults who drink to behave responsibly and by teaching young people about the dangers, especially when it comes to drinking and driving," said Congresswoman Shelley Berkley. "As we get closer to prom season and graduation day, we are also encouraging parents to talk with their children about issues involving underage drinking and the consequences that can come along with the wrong choices. This resolution will help to focus attention on the importance of alcohol awareness, on efforts to prevent impaired driving and on the need for adults and children to talk about behaviors that can lead to health issues and legal problems. We also hope that Americans will take the time to learn about National Alcohol Screening Day on April 8th, and how it can be an important resource for those who are concerned about their personal consumption of alcohol or use by a friend or family member," said Berkley.

Said Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, "Alcohol abuse is a problem that affects all age groups and demographics and tears families and communities apart. This resolution seeks to bring public attention to this tragedy and put a dent on the ravages caused by DUI's, underage drinking, and all aspects of alcohol abuse."

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility applauds the Congressional Stop-DWI Caucus for its continued leadership on these important issues.