Wondering if you drink too much? Simple tool can help you with the answer

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  • By Creshawna Wilson
  • Licensed Master Social Worker
The month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month. 

Take a free, anonymous alcohol-use self-assessment at www.DrinkingIQ.org.  The assessment only takes a few minutes and can help you determine if your symptoms are consistent with an alcohol problem. If you have concerns about a friend or family member, let them know about this confidential tool. 

Today's society is filled with an overly-glamorized image of the effects of alcohol. 

Our perception of the true effects of alcohol has been distorted by magazines, commercials and billboards. 

While there are moments when consuming an alcoholic beverage can be enjoyable, many people suffer with recognizing when and how to put an end to the festivities. 

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.

For information regarding alcohol or drugs, contact the ADAPT clinic at 478-327-8398 or visit the "You Matter" IDS Helping Agencies Tool located on installation computer desktops and at www.robins.af.mil.

What to know: Robins will observe Alcohol Screening Day on Wednesday. Informational tables will be displayed at the Base Exchange from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at the Base Restaurant from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and at Wynn Dining Facility from 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Please take a moment to visit one of those locations to learn more about screening for potential alcohol abuse or misuse.