Know When to Seek Help

Know When to Seek Help

Avoid damaging your military career by drinking responsibly and knowing when to seek help for alcohol use.

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KNOW WHEN TO SEEK HELP FOR ALCOHOL USE   

AVOID DAMAGING YOUR MILITARY CAREER BY DRINKING RESPONSIBLY.  

Talk to your military healthcare provider or chaplain if one or more of the following applies to you. 

FIND IT DIFFICULT TO PERFORM YOUR JOB  

Example: Arriving late to work or losing focus on tasks due to heavy drinking or a hangover.  

DRINK TOO MUCH OR TOO OFTEN  

For men, drinking more than 4 drinks on any day or 14 drinks a week. For women, drinking more than 3 drinks on any day or 7 drinks a week.  

GET DRUNK ALONE, OR USE ALCOHOL TO COPE  

Example: Using alcohol to deal with feelings of depression or anxiety.  

ENGAGE IN RISKY BEHAVIORS  

This may include, driving while drunk or buzzed, or having unprotected sex after drinking.  

FEEL THAT YOUR ‘TOLERANCE’ HAS GONE UP  

Example: Takes more drinks than it used to for you to feel tipsy or buzzed.  

ACT EARLY AND SEEK HELP. 

Learn more about risky alcohol use and getting help atThatGuy.com/Getting-Help  

Contact Us: dha.ncr.comm.mbx.drink-responsibly@mail.mil.  

Posted August 10, 2018