Alcohol Awareness Month

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Alcoholism is a disease — a chronic, progressive and fatal disease if not treated.  Like other substance use disorders, it is treatable.  In fact, many people in recovery go on to lead successful, productive lives and make positive contributions to their workplace and community. 

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with alcohol:

  • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad?
  • Does your drinking ever make you late for work?
  • Does your drinking worry your family?
  • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won't?
  • Do you ever forget what you did while drinking?
  • Do you get headaches or have a hangover after drinking?

Source: SAMHSA Health Information Network.


Link to Local Help

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program at Columbus Public Health

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program
  • Y.E.S. Program For Children
  • Alcohol/Drug and HIV Intervention Program
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Services

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County 

Community for New Direction 

Netcare Access 

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