|Fort McCoy’s Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) held
several events to help provide information to the Fort McCoy community
in April, Alcohol Awareness Month, said Gail R. Zuege, a drug test
technician for the Fort McCoy ASAP.
Gail Zuege, a drug test
technician at Fort McCoy, teaches a Unit Prevention Leader
Course during Alcohol Awareness Month.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Alcohol Awareness Month began as a way of providing the American
public with information about the disease of alcoholism. Zuege said the
main objective of the month is to raise awareness about alcohol abuse
and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices.
A National Alcohol Screening Day was held April 7 at McCoy’s, building
1571. This outreach, education, and screening program raises awareness
about alcohol misuse and refers individuals with alcohol problems for
further evaluation. An alcohol-abuse prevention display featuring the
That Guy campaign remains on display until April 30.
Alcohol is one of the most-commonly abused drugs in the United States
per the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Americans drink alcohol for a
number of reasons including relieving stress, celebrating milestones,
and relaxing with Family and friends.
Fort McCoy ASAP staff members encourage everyone in the community to
educate themselves and their Family members about the dangers of alcohol
abuse during Alcohol Awareness Month. Responsible decisions regarding
alcohol consumption ensure the safety of Soldiers, Family members,
civilian employees, friends, and loved ones.
Additional information about alcohol awareness can be found at the
websites www.ThatGuy.com and
More information about the ASAP is available by visiting the Fort McCoy
ASAP at building 1344 or by calling 608-388-2441/5955/2315.
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program.)