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Work hard, play hard!

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“Work hard, play hard” is a common motto and rally cry for many, but what does that statement really mean? For the majority of Airmen it means being “excellent in all you do.”

The constant push for maximum effort toward fulfilling our individual and collective missions is a recipe for overwhelming stress. With that in mind, it is of the utmost importance we remember to manage our stress levels safely and effectively.

 As we welcome spring and say goodbye to winter, many of us will look forward to engaging in more outdoor activities in an effort to blow off steam. The list of possible activities are not short. The common theme among these activities is alcohol consumption.

 

Drinking can result in several crimes or other dire consequences if done irresponsibly.

 

 We work hard to accomplish the Air Force mission and support our brothers and sisters in arms. Our job is not always easy, and requires many sacrifices. Do not allow poor decisions such as driving under the influence, drinking underage, or reporting for duty while intoxicated negate the many days of hard work and countless sacrifices made thus far in your career.

 

The 49th Medical Group’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Clinic will be hosting a drunk driving simulator next to our information tables around the base throughout the month of April for Alcohol Awareness month. The locations and times for the driving simulator and information booths are listed below.

  

6 Apr – 7 to 9:30 a.m. - ADAPT Fun Run (Domenici Fitness Center) 

13 Apr – 3:30- 5 p.m. - Shoppette

20 Apr – 3:30- 5p.m. – Domenici Fitness center

27 Apr - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Base Exchange

  

To kick off the festivities, ADAPT will be hosting a fun run beginning at 7 a.m. on April 6,2018 at the Domenici Fitness Center. The event will be open to active duty members and their families to participate.

Remember, as Airmen, it is our responsibility to ensure those around us are making responsible decisions, especially when alcohol is involved. Most importantly, know that talking to someone or seeking help is the ultimate sign of strength. Some options available to you include the Mental Health Clinic’ Behavioral Health Optimization Program located in the Family Health Clinic, the Chaplain’s office and Military Family Life Consultants at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. In emergency situations dial 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.