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Recognizing National Alcohol Screening Day

The issue of alcohol dependency touches people of all age groups and all walks of life. On National Alcohol Screening Day, screening centers open across the country on college campuses and military bases and in some government offices and businesses. Held on the Thursday of the first full week of April every year, National Alcohol Screening Day raises awareness about alcohol dependency and helps people take the first step towards getting the health they need. Here is a look at some of the details of this important occasion.

What is the history of National Alcohol Screening Day?

National Alcohol Screening Day was launched in 1999 by the National Institutes of Health. It is sponsored by Screening for Mental Health. Since its inception, it has grown into a nationwide, annual event held in both large and small communities. The events focus on education about alcohol use, signs of alcohol dependency, and treatment options. It is designed for all age groups who are at risk of developing dangerous drinking habits and is one of the largest community outreach programs in the country dedicated to alcohol addiction.

What is the screening test?

Participants in National Alcohol Screening Day events can take an anonymous, confidential screening test that can help to identify signs of alcohol dependency or risky drinking behaviors. The test is also available online. Resources are available to assist people who are concerned about the results of their screenings connection with physicians and rehab facilities who can help them further explore their drinking behaviors and get treatment for dependency, when necessary.

How can I get involved?

Attend a screening event in your community to get involved. You can also share events and information about the day on social media. You can also talk to your family and friends about healthy drinking habits and get them to take a screening test along with you.

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