|During National Alcohol Screening Day — NASD — more
than 100 individuals in the Fort McCoy community completed the “The
Anonymous Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT).”
Gail R. Zuege, ASAP/DHR drug test
technician and prevention coordinator, explains the NASD
self-assessment AUDIT at McCoy’s as part of National Alcohol
Screening Day events. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
NASD is designed to inform, educate and raise awareness about the
dangers of at-risk drinking through anonymous in-person, online and
Goals of the anonymous NASD, with the simple 10-question AUDIT, are to
reduce stigma, raise awareness about alcohol abuse, and connect those in
need of help to the proper resources available.
AUDIT questions seek information about respondent’s drinking,
functioning after having drinks and attitude to alcohol. The
questionnaire is scored on a basis of zero to 16 points and above, with
zero being no problems with drinking alcohol and 16 points and above
meaning drinking alcohol could be causing problems in a respondent’s
The NASD online screening program includes an easily accessible online
screening page. Immediate screening feedback is available and may be
downloaded to take to a healthcare provider.
can be done via telephone
The National Alcohol Screening Day
telephone screening program includes a dedicated number with
automated, anonymous screening and organization-specific
referral message directing callers to appropriate resources at
Screenings and educational materials are available in English
In addition links are available to relevant mental health information
and resources and with downloadable educational and promotional
materials. Screenings are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Learn about the online screening features and take a sample screening at
Employees also can access the online NASD Self-assessment on the Fort
McCoy Corporate Net under the banner for Alcohol Screening Day.
Visit the display at McCoy’s, building 1571, throughout April, Alcohol
Awareness Month. Educational handouts, prevention and motivational
materials available to help participants remember the NASD message
include; camouflage water bottles, drinking IQ water bottles, That Guy
playing cards, Frisbees, and coasters.
No endorsement is implied
Participation in the AUDIT will assist the (DHR) Army Substance Abuse
Program, Fort McCoy, and the Army Center for Substance Abuse, ACSAP,
Fort Knox, Ky.
Further information on alcohol prevention programs also can be found at
Contact Gail R. Zuege, DHR/Army Substance Abuse Program, drug test
technician and prevention coordinator, at (608) 388-5955 or e-mail at
for further information.
(Submitted by Fort McCoy DHR/ASAP.)