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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 04/02/99
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC Participates in National Alcohol Screening Day

Cincinnati—The University of Cincinnati will take part in the first National Alcohol Screening Day on April 8, distributing self-evaluated screening tests for students, staff, and faculty on both the East and West Campuses. UC's Just Community and the Psychological Services Center organized the event. The university is one of 2,000 sites nationwide expected to participate.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test or AUDIT is a 10-item questionnaire designed to identify harmful and hazardous drinking. The test can be self-graded so individuals can determine if they have an alcohol problem, and the surveys remain anonymous.

"It is apparent that binge drinking is a problem on many college campuses," says Mauricio Gonzalez, PhD, associate vice president for student life. "Here at UC, we are working to promote responsible drinking through a number of connected activities, sponsored by Greek Life, Campus Wellness, and Just Community. In addition, a grassroots organization of students, staff, and faculty from the East and West campuses is working to maintain an alcohol education presence on campus."

AUDIT questionnaires will be passed out by the College of Medicine's Dean's Office on E-level in the Medical Sciences Building from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and on the Main Campus Tangeman University Center bridge from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Surveys will also be available for the general public on NetWellness at www.netwellness.com.



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