Screenings, a self-assessment and information will be available for students and the public at the National Alcohol Screening Day at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, April 8.
The screenings will be given on Prince Lawn in the center of campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are free and available to the public. College students, who are at risk for abusing alcohol, which can lead to assault, accidents and unprotected sex, are especially targeted on this national test day.
"The focus of National Alcohol Screening Day is to give students the facts they need to help them draw the line for themselves," says Sarah Steinlicht, a student intern with Lighthouse Care Center of Conway, a co-sponsor of the event with Coastal Counseling Services, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Pi Kappa Phi.
Information will be provided to help people determine whether they have an alcohol problem, steps to take if they do, and how to help others, such as parents, who have drinking issues.
Students will also have the opportunity to don goggles that simulate inebriation to show how judgment can be impaired.
For more information, call the Office of Student Development at 349-2341.