April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 10, 2014

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Use and Health,1 23.5 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009. That’s why National Alcohol Screening Day – Today – and Alcohol Awareness Month – this month – are so important

Alcohol abuse poses a significant health threat to populations of all ages. Indeed, some of the stats that you will find on our website and Facebook page are staggering. Further, relatively few people receive the treatment that they need – by some accounts, only 15%.

Throughout this month, we’ll be bringing you interesting research and facts on the dangers of alcohol abuse as well as tips to detect alcoholism in your friends or loved ones. Remember, that help is just a confidential phone call away. Please feel free to contact us at any time at 800-659-3381.

You can also take our interactive alcohol self-screening here: www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/FELLOWSHIPHALL