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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to Host National Alcohol Screening Day

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is partnering with Step One, an affiliate of Partnership for a Drug-Free North Carolina, to sponsor Alcohol Screening Awareness Day on Thurs., Apr. 7. The free screenings will be held at Downtown Health Plaza from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Hanes Mall’s lower level near Sears, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The purpose of the screenings is to educate the public about at-risk drinking, alcohol’s effect on health and medications, and the signs and symptoms of alcohol problems.

Some notable statistics about alcohol include:

For more information on the alcohol screenings contact Donna Joyner, the Outreach Coordinator for Trauma Services at Wake Forest Baptist, at 336-716-0649.

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Media Contacts:Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, or Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu, at 336-716-4587.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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