Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Last Updated: February 01, 2018
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Alcohol and Substance Misuse is a key component of public health and also a top National Prevention and Health Promotion 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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The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) provides commanders guidance/ resources on all non-clinical alcohol and other drug policy issues. More information on ASAP. External Link

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.  Take a view minutes to review the Office of Personnel Management 2014 Prevention Campaign Alcohol and Drug Misuse Factsheet External Link (registration required) which includes tips for employees, tips for program coordinators, and resources.

Red Ribbon Week is 23-31 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.