PORT Health continues to strive to meet the needs of our patients through this difficult time. Even though COVID is still a threat, we are now giving our patients the option to have their appointments face to face with their provider. The option for remote appointments remains, however, if you prefer to be seen in the office, you are welcome to come in. Please note that you will be required to wear a face-covering that covers the mouth and nose, maintain social distancing and your temperature will be taken as you enter. Please call ahead of your appointment and let us know which option you choose. Emergency walk-in patients will also be seen face to face if so desired.
Identifying a problem is the all-important first step to finding a solution. When denial is present, problems are often left unaddressed and can become unmanageable. Self-assessments can be useful in identifying issues so the individual can get to work on fixing the problem.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism supports the CAGE survey as a useful tool in recognizing alcohol abuse. You can take the CAGE assessment below.
If You or Someone You Know is Struggling with Addiction, please Call:
If you are considering our support ask yourself these questions:
C: Have you ever felt you should CUT down on your drinking?
A: Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your drinking?
G: Have you ever felt bad or GUILTY about your drinking?
E: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (EYE-OPENER)?
If you considered “Yes” as two of your responses, it indicates that further assessment is called for.