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Health Beat

Alcohol Awareness

Published: 12:21PM April 17th, 2014

A glass of wine after work or a cold beer during the game can be nice in moderation, but excessive drinking can lead to more destructive behaviors.

April is National Alcohol Awareness month, a great time to take a sobering look at the excessive alcohol consumption within the military community.

If alcohol is a “go-to” source of comfort when dealing with stress, boredom or loneliness,there may be cause for concern. To help beneficiaries deal with alcohol abuse, TRICARE has an alcohol awareness program that aims to prevent alcohol misuse and/or abuse. TRICARE’s “That Guy” campaign is a multi-media initiative, created specifically for the military community. That Guy encourages young enlisted personnel not to binge drink, by highlighting what’s at stake when they do. Learn more about That Guy, visit: www.thatguy.com.

By taking early prevention steps, and drinking responsibly, alcohol doesn’t have to become a destructive force. For more information on TRICARE’s alcohol awareness initiatives visit: www.tricare.mil/alcoholawareness.