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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.

Celebrating National Women’s Health Week with Prevention Practice

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As National Women’s Health Week (May 9-15) kicks off this Mother’s Day, the need for women to take care of their health has grown in urgency. Women’s increased alcohol use to cope with the pandemic may lead to drinking problems and other health issues, including cancer, heart damage, brain damage, and liver disease. Women of reproductive age also risk prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).
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