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TAKE A FREE, QUICK, ANONYMOUS ALCOHOL SCREENING SURVEY AND DETERMINE IF PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION WOULD BE HELPFUL TO YOU.

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 Quitting / Cutting Down Tips

Anyone who drinks may want to think about cutting down or stopping. There are many reasons you may want to cut down or quit, including, improving your health, and improving relationships with your family and friends.

  • Set a limit on how much you will drink
  • Stay active
  • Find more non-alcoholic activities, plays, sporting events, movies, sightseeing, museums, etc.
  • Watch out and avoid temptation
  • Pick one day during the week in which you will not drink. Then two, then three, then four, then five, then six, then seven
  • Don't keep alcohol at home
  • Drink only one drink an hour
  • Drink slowly!

Information taken from The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and The National Institute of Health

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

ALCOHOL FACTS

ALCOHOL MYTHS

A FAMILY HISTORY OF ALCOHOLISM: ARE YOU AT RISK?

HARMFUL INTERACTIONS: MIXING ALCOHOL WITH MEDICINE

ARE YOU DRINKING AT RISK

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

B. C. Health Services
Cushing Hall - (617) 552-3225

B. C. Counseling Services
Gasson Hall Suite 001 - (617) 552-3310

Campus Ministry
McElroy Room 233 - (617) 552-3475

Alcohol and Drug Education
Maloney Hall, Suite 212 - (617) 552-9900

B. C. Police Department
Maloney Hall
Escort Services - (617) 552-8888
Emergency - (617) 552-4444

 

 

Alcohol Hotlines and Websites

Alcohol and Drug Abuse-24 Hour Helpline
1-800-452-9300

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1-800-ALCOHOL

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Information
1-800-NCA-CALL

Alcoholics Anonymous
Boston: (617) 426-9444
http://www.aa.org

Children of Alcoholics Foundationhttp://www.coaf.org/

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Informationhttp://www.health.org

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholismhttp://www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencehttp://www.ncadd.org

Al-Anon
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
This site focuses on those who have been affected by other's alcohol abuse.