National Alcohol Screening Day: April 7

Anonymous online screenings available at howdoyouscore.org


Boston, MA — April 7, 2016

WHAT: National Alcohol Screening Day, held April 7, 2016, brings attention to the critical needs of those with alcohol and other substance use disorders and their families. Screening for Mental Health provides anonymous alcohol and other substance use screenings at howdoyouscore.org for the month of April.

WHERE: Individuals can locate an substance use screening site or take an online screening by visiting howdoyouscore.org.

WHEN: National Alcohol Screening Day is April 7, 2016.

HOW: Thousands of organizations nationwide will host an awareness event or provide access to online screenings on their website. A screening consists of a series of questions designed to indicate whether symptoms of a substance use disorder are present and if clinical help is needed. After completing a screening, participants receive immediate feedback and referral information for local resources that offer further evaluation and treatment.

WHY: Online screenings are an effective first step in substance use disorder intervention. Similar to other illnesses, early intervention can significantly increase recovery. National Alcohol Screening Day, held April 7, 2016, brings attention to the critical needs of those with alcohol and other substance use disorders and their families. Screening for Mental Health provides anonymous substance use screenings at howdoyouscore.org for the month of April.

About Screening for Mental Health

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), the pioneer of large-scale mental health screening for the public, provides innovative mental health and substance abuse resources, linking those in need with quality treatment options. SMH programs, offered online and in-person, educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common mental health disorders and suicide. Thousands of organizations worldwide including hospitals, military installations, colleges, secondary schools, and corporations utilize our educational and screening programs, and in turn, have reached millions of people ranging from teenagers to adults. For more information about Screening for Mental Health, visit http://mentalhealthscreening.org/.

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