People interested in participating in a national alcoholism screening project will be able to do so at a dozen Baltimore-area sites April 8.
The National Mental Illness Screening Project Inc., a nonprofit organization, has set up testing at 1,700 locations for National Alcohol Screening Day. The program is open to all ages, but organizers want to focus on college students who are susceptible to binge drinking and alcohol poisoning.
Five hundred of the 1,700 sites are colleges.
In less than an hour, participants can take a 10-question test, get one-on-one counseling and hear group lectures.
Alcohol-related problems among college students have "just gotten so chronic," said Marianne Lee, spokeswoman for the project.
"I think, because of the large number of colleges, we'll come up with a large number of binge drinkers," said Barbara Kopans, associate director of the project.
Seven of the 12 Baltimore-area locations are colleges or affiliated with colleges.
"This is just one more tool colleges can use," Lee said.
Baltimore-area locations are:
Coppin State College: Department of Applied Psychology & Rehabilitation Counseling, 2500 W. North Ave.
Towson University: Counseling Center, 8000 York Road.
University of Maryland, Baltimore: Counseling Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Suite 218.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Counseling Center, 201A Math/Psychology Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle.
University of Maryland Medical System: 22 S. Greene St.
Partners in Recovery: 11 E. Chase St., A floor.
Partners in Recovery II: 6701 N. Charles St.
Sinai Hospital Addictions Recovery Program: 2401 W. Belvedere Ave.
Harbel Prevention & Recovery Center: 5807 Harford Road.
Crossroads Centers: 2 W. Madison St.
Morgan State University: Counseling Center, Drug-Alcohol Abuse Education Program, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane.
University of Maryland Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: 701 W. Pratt St.
Pub Date: 3/29/99