April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Get TAM® Certified

TAM_Course_2018Every day, 28 people in the United States die in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to about one death every 51 minutes (CDC). And, drunk driving is only part of the problem. 3 in 10 adults in the United States are heavy or at-risk drinkers. They are drinking at levels that put them at risk for alcoholism, liver disease, and other problems (NIAAA).

As a TAM Card® holder, you can do your part to help cut these numbers. You have the skills to promote safe beverage service and minimize the chances that someone will be over served and get behind the wheel.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this is a great opportunity to showcase your training. This month, let’s talk about it! Help raise awareness about alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy choices.

A great first step is to visit our website or our office to get or renew your official TAM® Card. In addition to our regularly scheduled TAM® Classes available in Las Vegas five days a week, the newly revamped online course is also available online 24/7.

Other events in April include:

  • Final exams are offered at our Las Vegas office and several authorized locations across Nevada. View our exam schedule to find the option that works best for you.
  • Alcohol awareness class and final exams for online students will be available in Mesquite at the Virgin River Hotel Casino on Wednesday, April 18th. This event is repeated the third Wednesday of every month.
  • Class will be offered in Spanish in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 19th at 9:00am. Walk-ins are welcome. This event is repeated the third Thursday of every month.

How will you promote safe choices this April?

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Obtain Your TAM® Card

drunk-drivingEvery day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes (CDC). As a TAM Card® holder, you can do your part to help cut that number in the future. You have the skills to promote safe beverage service and minimize the chances that someone will be over served and get behind the wheel.

We here at TAM® of Nevada like to promote responsible service year-round. However, we’re happy to help spread the message that April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this is a great opportunity to further reflect on these choices and showcase your training.

Alcohol Awareness Month was founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and further sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This is an opportunity to raise awareness about alcohol abuse, reflect on consumption, and encourage people to make healthy choices.

This coming month we encourage you to visit our website or our office to renew or obtain your official TAM® Card. In addition to our regularly scheduled TAM® Classes available in Las Vegas six days a week, the TAM® course is also available online 24/7. Additional special offerings and scheduling events in April include:

  • Final exams are offered at our Las Vegas office and several other locations across Nevada, as a convenience to our online customers. View our exam schedule to find the option that works best for you.
  • Alcohol awareness class and final exams for online students will be available in Mesquite at the Virgin River Hotel Casino on Wednesday, April 20th at 8:30am. Exams for online students will be available at 11:00am. This event is repeated the third Wednesday of every month.
  • Class will be offered in Spanish in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 21st at 9:00am. Walk-ins are welcome; please arrive by 8:30am to register for the class. This event is repeated the third Thursday of every month.

How will you promote safe choices this April?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Show Your Support for Safe Beverage Service by Obtaining Your TAM Card

Serve responsiblyApril is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe life choices. This month is also a time to highlight the role that servers and sellers have in protecting their communities. Good judgment and knowledge of the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM)® are crucial qualities in a service professional. Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity for server to showcase their training!

This month we encourage you to visit our website or our office to renew or obtain your TAM® Card. In addition to our regularly scheduled TAM® Classes available in Las Vegas six days a week, the TAM® course is also available online 24/7. Additional special offerings and scheduling events in April include:

  • TAM® Class and exam proctoring for online students will be available in Mesquite at the Virgin River Hotel Casino on Wednesday, April 16th at 8:00am. Proctoring for online students will be available at 11:15am. This event is repeated the third Wednesday of every month.
  • TAM® Spanish Class will be offered in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 17th at 9:00am. Walk-ins are welcome; please arrive by 8:30am to register for the class. This event is repeated the third Thursday of every month.
  •  Exam proctoring for online students will be available in Laughlin at the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce building in the Manpower office on Thursday, April 17th between the hours of 8:30am-12:00pm. This event is repeated every Thursday.
  • The TAM® Office in Las Vegas will be open for regular business hours 8:30am-5:00pm on Friday, April 18th (Good Friday). The office will be closed on Saturday, April 19th for the Easter weekend, and will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, April 21st at 8:30am. The online TAM® course will still be available to access over the holiday weekend.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

We here at TAM® of Nevada like to promote alcohol awareness and responsible drinking year round. However, we’re happy to help spread the message that April is Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe life choices.

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including alcohol poisoning, hangovers, and an increased risk of heart disease. 3 in 10 adults drink at levels that put them at risk for alcoholism, liver disease, and other problems, and nearly 18 million Americans have alcoholism or related problems (NIAAA). These are “sobering” numbers that heighten the role that servers and sellers have in protecting their communities.

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, TAM® of Nevada encourages you to take this time to educate yourself about the dangers of alcohol abuse. Good judgment and knowledge of the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) ® are crucial qualities in a service professional; and Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity for you to showcase your training.

Alcohol abuse is a dangerous problem. This month, reflect on your own habits and those of your patrons. Do you recognize the signs of alcohol abuse and binge drinking in yourself or others? You can learn more about the dangers of alcoholism in hospitality workers by reading our blog ‘Warning – Hospitality Workers May Be at Risk for Alcohol Abuse,” and learn more about spotting binge drinkers by reading out blog, “Beware of Binge Drinkers.”

If you recognize a drinking problem in yourself, a loved one, or a customer, it is time to take action by making changes in your life, or making suggestions to others on ways to get help. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has published a helpful guide titled, “How to Cut Down on Your Drinking,” to help you form an action plan to tackle the problem. Some of their tips to cut down include:

  1. Avoid temptation at home. By keeping little or no alcohol around at home, you won’t be tempted to overindulge.
  2. Learn how to say no. It may not be easy to be around other people who are drinking without imbibing yourself, but learning how to politely, but firmly say no can be empowering. You should let people know you’re trying to cut back or quit, and stay away from anyone who pushes you to drink.
  3. Keep busy with other activities. Find a hobby or activity that you enjoy and focus your energy on staying active doing something that doesn’t involve drinking.

Finally, remember one should never be afraid to ask for the help they need. One can ask for help from a friend, family member or doctor if necessary. How will you promote safe choices and alcohol awareness this month?

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