Alcohol Awareness Month takes place every April and was developed in order to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD). Among the 133.1 million current alcohol users ages 12 or older in 2021, 60 million people (or 45.1%) were past-month binge drinkers. Excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s risk of stroke, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, cancer, and other serious health conditions.