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Alcohol Awareness


Alcohol Awareness Month

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties joins others across Ohio and our nation in bringing awareness to the dangers of one of our nation's most used substance—alcohol.

Many people turn to alcohol to have fun, out of peer pressure, because it’s readily available, and even as a way to cope with life difficulties. But 1 in 5 Americans is consuming an unhealthy amount of alcohol.


It can be easy to forget alcohol is a harmful substance.

14.5 million people 12 years and older had an alcohol use disorder in 2019. Alcohol use is the 3rd leading cause of preventable death, more than opioids and other harmful drugs.


Women with children under 5 tripled how much they drink during the pandemic.

Alcohol continues to be the most commonly abused substance among veterans.


Coping doesn’t need to mean drinking. Fun doesn’t have to mean drunk. Relaxing doesn’t always need wine. There’s life beyond alcohol. There is help.


Check-in on Your Drinking

  • Do you always need a drink?

  • Do you lie about how much you drink?

  • Do you drink alone?

  • Have you thought about quitting?

  • Have you kept drinking despite the damage it’s done in your life?


Check in on your drinking with a quick, anonymous screening provided by public funding. It’s yours to use whenever you want! You can also take a screening on behalf of a loved one.

Take an anonymous screening for alcohol use at


There is hope. There is help. If you are in crisis or need to talk to someone, call the local 24/7 HOPEline at 1-800-567-HOPE. Or text 741 741.

24/7 Local Hopeline: 1-800-567-4673
Text Line: 741 741

Call 211 for local community resources and mental health services.

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For immediate help, visit the We Care Regional Crisis Center at

797 S Main St.

Lima, OH 45804

Or call 911 for emergency help.

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