If you scored higher than 8 points, consider contacting Hall Health to schedule a consultation with a provider.
As many as 18 million people living in the United States have an alcohol use disorder, like alcoholism.
Symptoms of alcoholism include:
Cravings. Strong desire to drink alcohol
Loss of control. Unable to stop drinking once you’ve started
Dependence. After stopping drinking, symptoms like sweating, shakiness and nausea
Tolerance. You may need to drink more and more to feel the same effect
Although your friends and family can help, it’s ultimately your decision whether to decrease or eliminate your alcohol use. It can help to think about the pros and cons of making a change.
For some people, pros include improving your health, saving money, academic improvement and maintaining relationships. Cons of cutting down on or stopping drinking might include difficulty fitting in with friends or losing an easy way to unwind.
If you do decide to make a change, Hall Health can help. We offer free, non-judgmental counseling for students who want to talk about their alcohol use. Contact us to make an appointment at (206) 616-2495.
There are many additional resources, below, that can help if you decide if alcohol has become a problem.
Learn more about alcohol poisoning
Learn more about talking to a friend or loved one about their alcohol use
Provides free non-judgmental, non-confrontational counseling for students who want to explore their alcohol use through the BASICS program.
Psychologists and mental health counselors who provide developmentally-based counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students
The Primary Care Clinic at Hall Health provides comprehensive acute and chronic care to all members of the community.
Provides research, training, and evaluation in the development and dissemination of interventions to prevent and treat addictive behaviors.
The ADAI Library is available for student and community to use.
Confidential counseling and other services are available for UW employees.
1-866-598-3978 (M-F) for information and appointments
1-800-833-3031 (24 hours) for crisis services
24-hour help for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health.
1-800-562-1240 (Washington only)
1-866-833-6546 (Teenlink--answered by teens)
Telephone-based crisis intervention, information and referrals for adults and youth in Seattle-King County.
Support for people seeking to recover from alcoholism
Support for family and friends of alcoholics
A resource for Washington State residents with both print and online resources about drugs and alcohol.
Provides high quality mental health and substance abuse services to low-income individuals in need.
Authored by: Peer Health Educator
Reviewed by: Hall Health Center Mental Health Clinic staff, January 2014