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Health Minute: Alcohol Awareness

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 88,000 adults and adolescents die each year from alcohol-related causes, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

Here are some steps you can take to help prevent alcohol-related problems:

  • Drink responsibly. 
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Know the signs of an alcohol use disorder, such as craving alcohol; conflicts or trouble in relationships, at work, or with the law; drinking in secret or lying about drinking habits.

If you're concerned about the alcohol use of a friend or a loved one, or would like more information visit

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.