Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month! This is an opportunity to update your knowledge about alcohol use disorder (AUD) and explore the impact of alcohol misuse on health and society. 

What is alcohol use disorder? 

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. Considered a brain disorder, AUD can be mild, moderate, or severe. (NIH)

Check out Facts About Teen Drinking, a resource for teens created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, with research-based information on underage drinking.

Help is available

  • VT Helplink alcohol and drug support center provides information, support, and referrals for substance use treatment, recovery, and harm-reduction services in VT.
  • ParentUp provides tips for parents and caregivers about talking with their kids about alcohol and cannabis.
  • Alcohol Screening provides help to assess alcohol use behaviors and health risks.

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