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Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Do you know how much is too much?

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Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use (04/06/2005)

Presentation Transcript

Discussion Questions:

  1. How many alcohol-related deaths occur each year in the United States?
  2. What percentage of Americans abstain from drinking alcohol?
  3. What is considered risky alcohol use?
  4. How can a person find out if his or her alcohol use is unhealthy?
  5. How successful is treatment for alcohol abuse?

Related Links

April: Alcohol Awareness Month (NMHIC)
Encouraging communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

Alcohol Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)
The CDC offers questions and answers about alcohol consumption.

The Numbers (CDC)
Find staggering statistics on everything from binge drinking to fetal-alcohol syndrome

What About Moderate Drinking? (NIAAA)
This report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism assesses the strength of the evidence related to health risks and potential benefits of moderate alcohol consumption.

Screening for Alcohol Abuse (Medical College of Wisconsin)
The CAGE and AUDIT tests are simple ways to gauge the seriousness of alcohol use.

American Council on Alcoholism (ACA)
The American Council on Alcoholism is dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and the need for prompt, effective, readily available, and affordable alcoholism treatment.

Links updated: 15 January 2009

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