ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
The month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The inability to control your alcohol consumption can cause trouble in many aspects of your life.
Alcoholism and its related problems can potentially burden a person physically, emotionally, financially and mentally. It's better to be proactive in educating yourself on alcohol use and how it relates to you, your friends and family.
You are not alone!
The Robins Air Force Base Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment team is continuing to see patients both face to face and through virtual platforms for groups and individual sessions during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Robins ADAPT clinic is currently only seeing acute patients for face to face visits at this time, if you have any questions please call (478) 327-8398.
ADAPT clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are located in the Mental Health Clinic at the 78th Medical Group, Building 700.
ADAPT continues to connect with sister services on base as well. A few of these services are the Community Action Team, Airmen Against Drunk Driving and Drug Demand Reduction.
“It’s always okay to ask for help, all you have to do is take the first step,” said Kimberly Marketto, 78th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment manager. “Please know your Robins ADAPT team is here to provide support”
Celebrate Recovery and Alcoholic Anonymous groups are continuing to be held throughout the community during COVID-19 through Smart Recovery virtual groups. Most venues have placed contact information on their websites on how and where to connect.
Smart Recovery is an online community. Anyone can use this resource for help and addiction recovery support whenever you need it, 24/7/365 days a year. You can join their community at https://www.smartrecovery.org/community.
Alcoholics Anonymous holds Zoom meetings for most local groups. AA groups can be found at https://www.aageorgia.org/district-7.html.
Please check the 78th MDG Facebook page for more up to date information on service availability.
“If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use problem, we are here to help,” said Capt. Valeri Bennett, 78th OMRS Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Element leader. “We realize substance use and mental health concerns are on the rise, especially during this COVID-19 response. Please do not feel that there is no support for you.”
Additional resources include National Alliance on Mental Illness, Robins Facebook page, Coliseum Behavioral Health Hospital local inpatient and partial hospitalization services.
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