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					       __________What Is a Drink?_________
                      A standard drink is:
          One 12-ounce bottle of beer* or wine cooler
          One 5-ounce glass of wine
          1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.
  * Different beers have different alcohol content. Malt liquor
   has a higher alcohol content than most other brewed
  beverages.


Celebrate a safe alcohol & drug-free Prom night.
                    Did you Know?




                                                                               Quick Facts about Alcohol
                                                                  Know the law: Alcohol is illegal to buy or possess if you are under 21.
                                                                  Get the facts right: Wine Coolers look like juice sparklers but
                                                                  they have just as much alcohol as a 12-ounce beer.
                                                                  Be aware of the risks: drinking increases the risk of injury. Car
                                                                  crashes, burns, drowning, and suicide are all linked
 Not only is Prom night one of the most exciting events of a      to alcohol and other drug use.
 teen’s life, on the road it’s one of the deadliest.              Keep your edge: alcohol can ruin your looks, give you bad
 In fact, over 59% of alcohol-related fatal car crashes among     breath, and make you gain weight.
 teens occur during Prom season.                                  Be a real friend: if you know someone with a drinking problem,
 Making the choice not to drink or use drugs isn’t always easy;   be part of the solution. Urge your friend to get help.
 let’s do what we can to make that choice smarter than ever.      Sweep away the myths: having a designated driver is no excuse
                                                                  to drink. Drinking at home or sticking only to beer does not
 This Prom season, sign a pledge not to drink alcohol or use
                                                                  make drinking any “safer”.
 other drugs.


     Information on this brochure is reprinted from:
       The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
      National Institutes of Health
      National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism                        Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Division
      www.buzzfreeprom.com                                                     597 Center Ave, Suite 320 Martinez, CA 94553