Alcohol and Your Health
For most of us, moderate drinking isn’t harmful. Moderate is defined
as one drink per day for women, and up to two for men. Yet, nearly
14 million adult Americans are alcoholics.
So how can you tell if you have a problem?
On National Alcohol Screening Day® (Thursday April 5), alcohol screening
centers will offer
free, anonymous screenings
for alcohol-use disorders.
They can also provide information about how alcohol abuse affects
health, and refer people with alcohol problems for further evaluation.
To learn more about this event and find a screening center near you, visit
HAP can also help
Members with alcohol concerns can call HAP’s Coordinated Behavioral
Health Management department toll-free at
Slow-Cooker Gypsy Stew
Try this delicious slow-cooker stew for a healthy and
2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo or navy beans,
rinsed and drained
1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach
1 pound cubed pork tenderloin or skinless, boneless
chicken breast (optional)
1 cup water
1 can (14 ½ ounces) diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 large onion, chopped
1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
8 grinds of fresh pepper (or to taste)
8 dashes cayenne (optional)
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Test Your Alcohol Knowledge
Think you know everything about
drinking? Take this quick true/false quiz.
1. Beer and wine are less intoxicating
2. You can sober up quickly by drinking
3. Eating a big meal before drinking will
keep you sober.
4. Alcohol slows down your reaction
5. Drinking alcohol will warm you up
when you’re cold.
Add all ingredients to slow-cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW 10 to 11 hours, or on HIGH
5 to 6 hours, until beans are tender.
Nutrition information for one serving made with pork:
Total Fat: 4.5 g
Sodium: 640 mg
Fiber: 8.5 g
Sugars: 8 g
Protein: 21 g
Carbohydrates: 34 g
Reprinted with permission from
Lickety-Split Meals for
Health Conscious People on the Go!
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