National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is a national outreach program designed to educate people about alcohol use disorders, screen them for a range of problems including risky drinking, and refer those in need to treatment resources. NASD is the result of a collaboration among the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH).
AlcoholScreening.org helps individuals assess their own alcohol drinking patterns to determine if it is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm. Through education and referral, the site urges those whose drinking is harmful or hazardous to take positive action, and informs all adults who consume alcohol about guidelines and caveats for lower-risk drinking. By answering a few questions, AlcoholScreening.org can offer you information about safe guidelines for drinking and your currently level of risk for potential harm to your health and well-being.