Want to avoid damaging your military career? Make sure you drink responsibly and know when to seek help for alcohol use. If you are thinking about your drinking behaviors and want to find out if you need help, read the following list of statements and see if any apply to you.
- Find it difficult to perform your job
- Example: You arrive late to work or lose focus on tasks because you drank too much or have a hangover.
- Drink too much or too often
- For men, drinking more than four drinks on any day or 14 drinks a week.
- For women, drinking more than three drinks on any day or seven drinks a week.
- Get drunk alone, or use alcohol to cope
- Example: You use alcohol to deal with feelings of depression or anxiety.
- Engage in risky behaviors
- This may include, driving while buzzed or drunk, or having unprotected sex after drinking.
- Feel that your ‘tolerance’ has gone up
- Example: It takes more drinks than it used to for you to feel tipsy or buzzed.
If you checked off one or more of these statements, find Service-specific support here. By acting early and seeking help, you can protect your career and relationships with your loved ones. To learn more about risky alcohol use, check out the Getting Help webpage.
Download the Do You Need Help? [PDF 491KB] mini-poster.