National Alcohol Screening Day - April
Thu, Apr 4, 2024

National Alcohol Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day is an American holiday dedicated to breathalyzers. Thanks to these devices, drivers can be tested for sobriety. This invention has made it much easier to detect drunk drivers, which has certainly had a positive impact on reducing accidents around the world. The holiday is celebrated every year on the Thursday of the first full week in April.


Alcohol is a poison in its purest form, which does not have a negative connotation in society compared to the same drugs. At the same time the mechanism of alcoholic drinks is similar: they induce a feeling of relaxation, as ethanol acts directly on the cells. Alcohol is an inevitable part of family gatherings or work parties. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the dangers of hot drinks and get behind the wheel under their influence. This mistake can have fatal consequences, because after a short period of time a drunk person’s level of concentration decreases, which can lead to an accident.

The creation of National Alcohol Screening Day is an initiative of the organization N.C.A.D.D., whose activities are aimed at informing society about the dangers of alcohol and drug addiction. It also takes an active part in the implementation of innovative treatment programs for addicts.

Interesting facts

  • In America, breathalyzers began their road to popularity in the 1930s. However, the devices did not start detecting the amount, not the fact of ethanol presence, until decades later.
  • The modern version of the breathalyzer tube was patented by the German company Dräger in 1953.
  • In the U.S., the maximum allowable level of alcohol in exhaled breath is 0.8 ppm, but drunk driving can result in heavy fines.

How to celebrate

Remind your family and friends who own a car of the dangers of drunk driving. Learn more about the dangers of alcohol and its effects on the body! Start kicking your bad habit today if you have a problem with alcohol and have wanted to get rid of it for a long time!

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they’ve ever been drunk driving. How did it end?

When is National Alcohol Screening Day celebrated in 2024?

National Alcohol Screening Day is observed every year on the Thursday of the first full week of April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday April 4 2024
Thursday April 10 2025