Is your substance use becoming a concern to you or your loved ones? Do you face negative consequences stemming from your substance use? Are relationships suffering with people important to you? Are you having trouble completing responsibilities required by your job or school?
Reflecting on your substance use is a matter of engaging in good self-care and overall physical and mental wellness. National Alcohol Screening Day is Thursday, April 5. Why not use this opportunity to take a brief, free, confidential online screening? Following the screening, you’ll receive referral information on how to find support in your area. You’ll also have an opportunity to seek wellness advice with a video doctor on the topic of alcohol use. This screening tool is a service provided by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB).
National Alcohol Screening Day is an initiative first launched in 1999 by the National Institutes of Health. The aim of this event is to increase public awareness that alcohol abuse and alcoholism (in which a person is dependent on alcohol), are recognized disorders which can be treated. Ready for a change? Get to know the signs of alcohol use disorder early.
If you would like to schedule an in-person screening or assessing, you can come to the Merrifield Center without an appointment, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll be asked to complete a written self-assessment about alcohol use. Health care professionals will discuss the results with you, listen to your concerns and direct you to appropriate resources if necessary. Call CSB’s Entry & Referral Services at 703-383-8500 for more information.
Share this information with friends and family. Learn more about the symptoms of alcohol use disorder from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Need help with a substance abuse issue?
- Emergency Services (24/7) – 703-573-5679 (TTY 711)
- Fairfax Detoxification Center (24/7) – 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080)
- CSB Entry & Referral Services – 703-383-8500
- Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies
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