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McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program focuses on Alcohol Awareness Month

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.
PHOTO: Gail Zuege, a drug test technician at Fort McCoy, teaches a Unit Prevention Leader Course during Alcohol Awareness Month. Photo by Rob Schuette
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 www.rethinkingdrinking.com. 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.)

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