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Five Facts Social Workers Need to Know About Women and Drinking

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It’s National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20), an opportunity for social workers to encourage women to make their health a priority, including avoiding drinking too much alcohol. With their distinctive skillset and as key providers of mental and behavioral health services in a wide range of settings, social workers are in a unique position to prevent risky drinking among women. 

April is Alcohol Awareness Month—Learn the Facts about Risky Drinking and Prevention Practice

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month—a call for social workers to learn about risky drinking, including any alcohol use during pregnancy. Social workers are uniquely positioned to discuss alcohol use with all clients and incorporate alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) into routine care.

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