Education & Prevention
Alcohol, Drinking, and Alcohol Use Disorder
- What Is a Standard Drink? (NIAAA)
- Drinking Levels Defined (NIAAA)
- Alcohol Facts and Statistics (NIAAA)
- Alcohol and the Brain (NIAAA)
- Alcohol’s Effect on the Body (NIAAA)
- Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol Abuse
- Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder (NIAAA)
- NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
- SAMHSA Behavior Health Treatment Services Locator
Fetal Alcohol Exposure
Talk It Out NC
Talk It Out NC is a statewide effort to prevent underage drinking. Its efforts include educational videos about how alcohol impacts the teenage brain. Scientists at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies have contributed to some of these videos.
Awareness and Education Events
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research Workshop
Friday, April 29, 2011
Free One-day Workshops for K-12 Educators on Important Topics in Bioscience
Based on a curriculum developed by the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill that addresses the effects of alcohol on the developing brain and increases students’ awareness of tragedies related to fetal alcohol exposure. Features information about careers in biomedical research and how research leads to discoveries of treatments for alcoholism.
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
The Recovery Month observance highlights the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. The observance also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need.
Recovery Month is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).
National Alcohol Screening Day
April 10, 2014
National Alcohol Screening Day is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders. Event sites are located in community, college, primary health care, military and employment settings. The program is designed to provide outreach, screening and education about alcohol’s effects on health for the general public. An annual theme focuses on a broad health message that is applicable to anyone who drinks alcohol.
Brain Awareness Week
March 10-16, 2014
Brain Awareness Week is an international effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The Dana Alliance is joined in the campaign by partners in the United States and around the world, including medical and research organizations (including the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies); patient advocacy groups; the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies; service groups; hospitals and universities; K-12 schools; and professional organizations.
Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence since 1987, encourages local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Alcohol Awareness Month began as a way of reaching the American public with information about the disease of alcoholism – that it is a treatable disease, not a moral weakness, and that alcoholics are capable of recovery.