National Alcohol Screening Day is a success at SFA

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE)-  More than 100 people showed up at Stephen F. Austin University today to participate in National Alcohol Screening Day.

The Human Services-Counseling program sponsored the event that helps people recognize the signs of alcohol disorders and provide additional information for support and treatment.

The screening process involved filling out a confidential, brief questionnaire about the individual's alcohol intake.

People had the option of speaking privately with a mental health counselor-in-training.

"It's like simple and easy to fill out and not really much hassle and plus, it informs people around you that this stuff is kind of important," said sophomore Nicholas Smith.

"It's an opportunity even for those participants who do not use alcohol themselves. Many times there's a family member or loved one that may possibly abuse alcohol or other drugs," said Coordinator Robby Patterson.

Event organizers say you can contact SFA's counseling clinic at: 936-468-1041, any time for additional information and support.

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