Airman promotes alcohol awareness

USAF photo: Senior Airman Liliana Moreno Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, speaks to students and counselors from Eastern New Mexico University during a health class on Sept. 17. Sgt. Lozada gave a presentation about alcohol issues.

By Senior Airman Liliana Moreno: 27th SOW Public Affairs

The overuse or abuse of alcohol and other drugs is becoming more common and affecting the younger population.

This is one observation from Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, who gave a presentation on the topic to Eastern New Mexico University students and counselors on Sept. 17.

Hispanic Heritage month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and Sgt. Lozada spoke about how the media targets the Hispanic population through TV, radio, magazines, internet, billboards and even in restaurants.

“We need to educate our kids; give them the ability to make their own choices” said Sgt. Lozada. “Educate them on the effects of alcohol; what it can do to you, your body and your personal life.”

Alcohol, she said, is the most used and abused drug among young people. Making the right choice is what counts.

“Enjoy the quality, not the quantity, and always have a wingman, someone you trust, with you at all times,” said Sgt.