National Alcohol Screening Day

by Katie Bogusz on April 4, 2017

Alcohol Screenings Offered on Campus!

Free and confidential alcohol screenings will be offered on campus Tuesday, April 4th from 4pm-5pm in the RCC Lower Foyer AND Thursday, April 6th from 11am-2pm in the RCC lower Foyer and ECC lobby.  Tuesday, April 4th the screenings will be conducted by Louise Graham and her graduate students.  Louise teaches an internship class in mental health counseling (CNMH 671 and CNMH 682).  Thursday, April 6th the screenings will be offered by Outreach Education and Counseling Services professional staff.

If you drink, come by and learn more about your drinking behaviors, if you’re at risk, resource information will be provided.  Bridgewater isn’t the only campus conducting screenings, thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations conduct screenings annually on National Alcohol Screening Day, this year on Thursday, April 6th.  Get educated about your drinking habits and come get your free Alcohol Screening!

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Why Should I get Screened?

Receiving an alcohol screening can help you become aware of your drinking behavior and patterns.  This can help you realize that you may have hazardous or destructive drinking behaviors which are negatively affecting your life.  Sometimes people aren’t aware of how drinking negatively affects their life until more serious consequences occur, like harming yourself or others.

It’s also important to learn about your drinking behaviors to stop addiction to alcohol.  Stopping any addiction early on whether it be alcohol, drug, gambling, etc., is beneficial because it assures that people will not have to suffer from the consequences of their addiction later in life.  The alcohol screening also connects you with resources.

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What does the Screening Entail?

The screening is a quick survey asking about your drinking behavior and general information about yourself.  The survey is short and only takes a couple of minutes and you will receive feedback almost immediately.

Since I started working in ICU, about 90% of patients are alcoholics and/or drug abusers. It is not a nice way to go guys.:

 

Come Receive an Alcohol Screening!

Receive a free and confidential screening on Tuesday, April 4th from 4pm-5pm in the RCC lower foyer and Thursday, April 6th from 11am-2pm in the ECC lobby and RCC lower foyer.  To take the screening online visit, www.HowDoYouScore.org  To learn more about Outreach Education as well as the BSU Peer Educators: like the BSU Outreach Education page on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/BSUOutreachEducation, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @bsuoutreach, and check out our calendar for upcoming events at: my.bridgew.edu/OutreachEducation.

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