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Alcohol Abuse & Dependence:

How do I know if Alcohol is a problem?

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?
  5. Have your grades dropped because of your drinking?
  6. Do you drink more than you intend to?
  7. Have your tried to cut down on your drinking, but been unable?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have trouble with alcohol. 

There is help. 

Midshipmen can refer themselves to either the MDC or the Brigade Drug and Alcohol Programs Advisor (DAPA) at the United States Naval Academy to receive a confidential screening which will determine if and the level of help they require. To access the Brigade DAPA, simply call 410-293-8105.  To request a screening at the MDC click on the "First Time Counselor Appointments" on the main MDC page. 

Worried about a friend?

Click on the link to the right to find some additional resources. If you still have any doubts or concerns, please feel free to walk in, make an appointment with the link on our main page, e-mail LT Zaver Moore, or give us a call. 

A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences

 The consequences of excessive and underage drinking affect virtually all college campuses, college communities, and college students, whether they choose to drink or not.

Additional Resources

For more information about alcohol use and abuse in college/university settings, you can review the following list of resources publicly available from NIAAA and SAMHSA:





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