First launched in 1999, by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening program meant to raise awareness about the harmful consequences of problem drinking. NASD can also connect individuals who are at risk with different treatment options. Held annually, on the first Thursday of April, NASD services will be available nationwide on Thursday April 5, 2018, provided by thousands of colleges and community-based organizations.
Alcohol abuse can cause both physical and mental problems. Alcohol affects every area of the body and used in excess can lead to numerous medical problems such as liver disease, pancreatitis, ulcers, hypertension, and heart problems. Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety are common among alcohol abusers.
If you are concerned about your drinking, consider taking the Cage-Aid questionnaire which is a 4 question tool used to screen for drug and alcohol use. It is quick to take and can help you determine if a complete alcohol assessment is advised. You can complete the Cage-Aid in a few minutes at; https://www.hiv.uw.edu/page/substance-use/cage-aid.
At New Bridge Foundation we have several treatment options available for those who struggle with alcohol issues. Our services include detoxification, residential treatment, and an intensive outpatient program. We offer free assessments to help determine if you need treatment and if so, which program will best suit your needs. Call 1-866-772-8491 today for immediate assistance