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February 2019

Be mindful of your drinking throughout the year

As we move from January to February, some people’s motivation to keep their New Year’s resolutions starts to wane. But it’s a good idea to be mindful of how alcohol can adversely affect our health all year long.  Read more>>

 

January 2019

Call the right play during the Big Game

The football playoffs are here and the Big Game is one of the biggest sporting events in the United States. This is the day that many people will get together with family and friends to root for their team.  Read more>>

 

December 2018

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Tis the season to be mindful of your drinking

The holidays are here! And since drinking alcohol is a part of holiday festivities for many people, it is a good time to be mindful of how it can affect our celebrations and our health.  Read more>>

 

September 2018

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Raising Awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, also known as FASD, is a term that refers to the broad range of lifelong birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities that occur as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure.  Read more>>

 

June 2018

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Alcohol and Summer - Think Before You Drink

For some people, summer activities involve drinking alcoholic beverages, so play it safe during the summer and be mindful of your alcohol consumption.  Read more>>

 

April 2018

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Learn About Alcohol Use Disorder and Ways to Get Help 

Alcohol Awareness Month is a good time to reflect on drinking patterns and the role that alcohol plays in our lives. Read more>>

 

October 2017

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NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator: Pointing the Way to Quality Care

In any given year, more than 15 million adults in the US meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder, but less than 10% of them receive treatment... What accounts for this alcohol “treatment gap?”  Read more>>