Winning Health | Gold Coast Health Plan | Issue 2 | Fall 2022

24-Hour Advice Nurse Line: 1-877-431-1700/TTY 711 6 Drinking too much alcohol can increase the risk of many harmful health problems, like: ●Injuries: Car accidents, falls, drownings and burns. ●Violence: Homicide, suicide, sexual assault and partner violence. ●Alcohol poisoning: A health emergency that results from high blood alcohol levels. ●Unsafe sexual behaviors: Unprotected sex or sex with many partners. This can result in unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, like HIV. ●Impaired judgment and decision-making. ●For those who are pregnant, drinking can cause miscarriage and stillbirth or other harmful effects to the fetus. Over time, too much alcohol use can lead to diseases and other Drinking too much can harm your health problems, such as: ●High blood pressure. ●Heart disease. ●Stroke. ●Liver disease. ●Cancer. ●Getting sick easily. ●Mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. ●Social problems, such as family problems, job-related problems and unemployment. ●Alcohol use disorders or alcohol dependence. Next steps: For more information, call the Gold Coast Health Plan Health Education Department at 1-805-437-5718, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). If you use a TTY, call 1-888-310-7347. Resources: ●Ventura County Behavioral Health Substance Use Treatment: 1-844-385-9200 (24 hours a day, seven days a week). If you use a TTY, call 711. ●Beacon Health Options: 1-855-765-9702 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). If you use a TTY, call 1-800-735-2929. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nondiscrimination notice Discrimination is against the law. Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) follows state and federal civil rights laws. GCHP does not unlawfully discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently because of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. GCHP provides: ●Free aids and services to people with disabilities to help them communicate better, such as: ●Qualified sign language interpreters. ●Written information in other formats, including alternative format requests such as Braille, audio format, large print (no less than 20-point Arial font), and accessible electronic formats, such as a data CD, as well as requests for other auxiliary aids and services that may be appropriate. ●Free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: ●Qualified interpreters. ●Information written in other languages. If you need these services, call GCHP between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1-888-301-1228. If you cannot hear or speak well, please call 1-888-310-7347. Upon request, this document can be made available to you in braille, large print, audiocassette or electronic form. To obtain a copy in one of these alternative formats and/or other auxiliary aids and services: ●Call: Gold Coast Health Plan 1-888-301-1228. If you use a TTY, call 1-888-310-7347 or 711. ●Or write to: Gold Coast Health Plan Attn: Member Services 711 E. Daily Drive, Suite 106 Camarillo, CA 93010