awareness drive to educate students at risk
Students, faculty, staff and community members will have
the opportunity to get information and feedback on drinking
today during the sixth annual National Alcohol Screening
Angie Taylor, director of the alcohol and drug education
center, said this is an awareness opportunity for people
to gain information about drinking in an unbiased manner.
The program is designed to provide outreach, screening
and education about the effect of alcohol on peoples
Participants can take a screening questionnaire that ranks
their alcohol use from high to low. After completing the
questionnaire, participants will have a short interview
with a counselor to discuss the results.
The counselors are there to provide personal feedback
related to individual alcohol use, Taylor said. If the
questionnaire indicates a problem, they will provide information
so they know just where their limit is.
Students do not have to take the questionnaire but can
still come by and get information, Taylor said.
It is important for all us to be able to judge how much
you are able to drink, Taylor said. This is a chance for
people to become more aware of their drinking behavior,
This is the sixth year TCU has hosted one of many screening
sites across the nation.
The screening will be held in the Student Center from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.