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About the Central Rockies ATTC

The Central Rockies ATTC is managed by the Utah Addiction Center at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Through a collaborative partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Iowa, the Central Rockies ATTC facilitates workforce development for treatment professionals providing training and technical assistance on evidence-based practices, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Blending Products and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Initiatives.

 


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An estimated 17 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder (AUD)—a medical term that includes both alcoholism and harmful drinking that does not reach the level of dependence.3,  4  Research shows that an estimated 15% of individuals with an AUD never seek treatment.5,  6  (Please note: these estimates are based on figures reported in multiple sources.) Regular screenings can provide a simple solution to help break the abuse pattern.

In 2012:

  • 87.6% of people aged 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime
  • 71% reported that they drank in the past year
  • 56.3% reported that they drank in the past month.1
  • 24.6 % of people aged 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month (drinking 5 or more alcoholic drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days)
  • 7.1% reported that they engaged in heavy drinking in the past month (drinking 5 or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days).2

Despite the high prevalence of mental health and substance use problems,

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National Alcohol Screening Day: April 10th, 2014

 

 

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