Substance Abuse Awareness
When many people think of alcohol abusers, they picture teenagers sneaking drinks before high school football games or at unsupervised parties. However, alcohol abuse is prevalent within many demographic groups in the United States. People who abuse alcohol can be:
-College Students who binge drink at bars.
-Pregnant women who drink and put their babies at risk.
-Senior Citizens who drink out of loneliness.
-Professionals who drink after a long day at work.
To recognize the serious problem of alcohol abuse, April is designated "Alcohol Awareness Month." April marks the annual observance of National Alcohol Screening Day(NASD). At locations across the United States, people can be screened anonymously to see if their drinking may be risky.
Participants who come into a screening site will have the opportunity to view an educational presentation and pick up educational materials, such as a questionnaire that screens for risky drinking and dependence. People can also meet one-on-one with a health professional to discuss any concerns. The screenings are often free, and always anonymous. If you suspect that you might have a drinking problem or you know someone abuses alcohol please contact the:
|Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse
If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with alcohol:
Source: How to Cut Down on Your Drinking
Remember April is National Alcohol Screening month.
LCC will host a a national alcohol awareness day in April.
October is National Depression Awareness Month. Depression and other mood disorders, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, impact the lives of countless college students. To raise awareness that mood disorders are common and often undetected disorders for which there are many effective treatments. Look for our Awareness and Information Event in October.
Anonymous, online screenings for mood disorders are available at any time on the LCC Counseling website at http://www.lcc.edu/counseling/screening_information.aspx
Please call 517-483-1924 for more details.
To schedule a counseling appointment or to speak with a counselor, please call Counseling at Support Services at 517-483-1924 or visit Room 204, Gannon Building. LCC counselors are available to assist you throughout the year.
Look up a counselor on the web page: Who are counselors