April Is Alcohol Awareness Month
Thousands of communities across the Nation are hosting events during the month of April to raise public awareness about the consequences of alcohol misuse. These events often focus on underage drinking and the critical need for communities to mobilize around prevention. (See SAMHSA News, SAMHSA’s YouTube Channel Features Underage Drinking Video Series.)
Raise your personal awareness of alcohol use. Visitors to the National Alcohol Screening Day website can conduct a quick, anonymous self-assessment of their drinking behaviors and possible related problems, including depression. Military families and their members, college students, and members of the general public also can find local screening facilities through the site. Visit http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org.
To find help for an alcohol use problem, visit SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.
To read the SAMHSA blog on Alcohol Awareness Month.