Alcoholism and alcohol abuse cut across race, gender and nationality. In the U.S., 17.6 million people—one in every 12 adults—abused alcohol or were alcohol dependent, according to a 2001-2002 study directed by the National Institutes of Health.
Pellissippi State Community College is sponsoring a free event called Pell-Aware to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited.
Pell-Aware is March 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It takes place in the Goins Building College Center on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
Representatives from East Tennessee mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities and health-care organizations will be on hand to provide information on alcohol-related issues. Confidential screenings will be available, with referrals given as needed.
For more information, please contact Kathy Douthat with the college’s Counseling Office at (865) 539-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.