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Free alcohol screenings will be available at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in order to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol on health.
Christine Chasek, UNK counselor, said, “Most students drink responsibly, but too many do not realize the potential costs of at-risk drinking, the signs of alcohol poisoning, or how even a moderate amount of alcohol can interact with common medications and affect academic or athletic performance.”
The eighth annual National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) will be held in the Nebraskan Student Union Atrium. The services will be available on Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
According to the NASD Web site, the program aims to encourage students to take a look at the way they use alcohol, so that they may take steps to reduce their alcohol intake if necessary.
The screening consists of a brief, anonymous questionnaire. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the results of their questionnaire with a health care professional.
For additional information about alcohol or the screening program, visit www.nationalalcoholscreeningday.org or call Chasek at (308) 865-8248.