Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Last Updated: June 15, 2020
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Alcohol and Substance Misuse is a key component of public health and also a top National Prevention Strategy. External Link One of the focus areas of prevention is to lead a healthy lifestyle.  This strategy encourages avoiding or stopping risky behavior to help you get healthy and stay healthy.  The alcohol section includes drinking levels, excessive alcohol use, drinking problems, and more.  The medication section includes information on over-the-counter medication and resources.

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Creating a workplace program focused on the prevention and treatment of excessive alcohol use and drug abuse can decrease costs associated with absenteeism, decreased productivity, turnover, accidents, and health care.   Review the Office of Personnel Management Alcoholism in the Workplace: A Handbook for Supervisors External Link for information to undestand and recognize the problems and know where to go to get assistance.

Red Ribbon Week is the end of October External Link

National Family Partnership provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration.  The Red Ribbon Campaign serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.