National Alcohol Screening Day will be held Thursday April 5, 2012. The program addresses a range of drinking behaviors from risky drinking to alcohol dependence. Based on the model used in the other SMH programs, the alcohol program includes an educational presentation, a written screening questionnaire, and an opportunity for participants to meet with a health professional. Referrals are provided when appropriate.
NASD is a program of Screening for Mental Health (SMH), and is conducted in collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
Campus, local, and national media coverage will announce National Alcohol Screening Day as the event gets closer. This web page will also be updated as appropriate with new information and deadline reminders.
What is NASD?
NASD is an outreach, education and screening program that raises awareness about alcohol misuse and refers individuals with alcohol problems for further evaluation. NASD is easy to implement and can be tailored to the specific needs of your community. A program of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), NASD 2002 will build on the momentum generated by last year's program. This past April, an estimated 32,000 individuals attended NASD 2002 events at 1,000 screening sites across the nation.
How can I conduct NASD in my community?
Local health care facilities and colleges conduct the screening and related organizations such as community advocacy and prevention groups can partner with them by helping to staff and/or promote their screenings. Registered sites contribute the clinicians and administrative staff, provide the physical location for the event and actually promote and implement the program in their local communities. The key to a successful NASD event is an aggressive local publicity campaign that alerts your community members of the opportunity to attend a screening at your facility or at another site in your community. Contact the NASD office at (781) 239-0071 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in planning and promoting a screening in your community.
Target built-in audiences such as patients and visitors in hospital lobbies or students at campus gathering spots, or hold the screening in high-traffic areas in the community such as at health fairs and in libraries. Promote NASD screenings as a way to learn about alcohol's effect on health, work performance and relationships.
The NASD office provides you with the guidelines and materials for conducting your own campaign, including tips from successful sites, suggestions for recruiting special populations, how to target ready-made audiences, and publicity materials you can download and customize for use in your community. The package consists of:
How to Register
Contact the NASD office at (781) 239-0071 or email@example.com. Register by
National Alcohol Screening Day Sponsors
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Eating Disorders • Interactive Screening
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