MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING
Take an anonymous questionnaire online at https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UNIVOFNORTHDAKOTA
It’s hard to draw the line between use and abuse when you’re playing beer pong, kings, pyramid, dizzy bat, quarters, flip cup or shotgun. While college students do drink alcohol, many drink in ways that can place themselves or others at risk, and yet a bit of knowledge goes far in learning to drink responsibly.
Research reveals that four out of five college students drink alcohol, and about two out of five engage in binge drinking – defined as consuming five or more drinks for men, or four or more drinks for women, in one setting – according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Binge drinking can cause acute alcohol poisoning, a serious medical condition that affects the body’s central nervous system, slowing breathing, heart rate and gag reflex, and ultimately causes death.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, andUniversity of North Dakota will be offering anonymous screenings online at https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UNIVOFNORTHDAKOTA. The questionnaires are confidential and provide immediate feedback as well as information on how to get help if needed.
Don’t let binge-drinking, drunkenness, and reckless decisions about alcohol mark your experience at college. The five minute, online screening about alcohol use will help you learn where to draw the line and provide you with referrals and resources on how to cut back on your drinking.
University of North Dakota is offering this education and screening program as part of National Alcohol Screening Day, sponsored by the national nonprofit Screening for Mental Health®. For more information, visit http://www.nationalalcoholscreeningday.org/college/alcohol.aspx