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Drink…
Drink…
Or Should
  You?
Myths
About
Alcoholism
   Myths About Alcoholism…

Most alcoholics are on skid row
Very few women are alcoholics
Alcoholism is a “lack of willpower” problem
I don’t know any alcoholics
An alcoholic can’t quit drinking
Drug abuse is a bigger problem than alcoholism
An alcoholic drinks all the time
Alcohol is a moral problem
Antabuse cures alcoholism
   Myths About Alcoholism
 Alcoholics drink because of problems in their
  lives
 Alcoholism is a problem of middle age and
  older people
 You can sober up an alcoholic (or any
  intoxicated person) with coffee
 The cure for alcoholism is drinking responsibly
 An alcoholic can learn to drink like a non-
  alcoholic person
Energy Drinks

These drinks include: Red Bull, Adrenaline
 Rush, Blue Ox, and more.
Problem: people use them to keep
 drinking all night long, which leads to
 higher intoxication levels and greater
 chance of alcohol overdose.
 Although not a definite rule, but more of a general guideline…

      …a drink is a drink is a drink…


                   =                   =
10 - 12 oz. of     =     4 oz.table   =     1 ounce of
Domestic beer               wine            80 proof liquor

 but this is just a general guideline. It is really all
 dependent on the amount of alcohol in the
 beverage that you are drinking, the higher the
 proof, the higher the alcohol content.
I’m dying to know more

As many as 360,000 of the nation’s
 12 million undergraduates will
 eventually die from alcohol-related
 problems, many of which began in
 college. This is more than the
 number who will get MAs and PhDs
 combined.
Getting behind the wheel

In the U.S. alone, each year there are
 16,000 deaths, that means one
 casualty every 30 minutes, and nearly
 300,000 injuries due to Drunk Driving
 related accidents. There are 2 million
 DUI/DWI arrests and a cost to society
 of 120 billion dollars annually.
Booze can mess with
your life
On campuses where more than
 70% of the student body binge
 drinks, 87% of the students
 report experiencing problems
 such as physical assault, sexual
 harassment and impaired sleep
 and study time.
Just have 2 more
Hey you’ve already had a six
 pack, two more couldn’t hurt
 right?
You BAC could then reach about
 .15 at which point you are 380
 times more likely to have an
 accident.
Just let them sleep it
off...
 NO!
 Try to wake the person
 Turn the person on their
  side/do not leave them
 Make sure they are breathing
 Get help, call the RA duty
  phone for a wellness check!
Alcohol Poisoning
Signs/Symptoms
 Unconscious/semiconscious
  person
 Slow respirations
 Cold, clammy, pale or bluish
  skin
 Strong odor of alcohol
  You look marvelous
If you want to have clear skin and bright
 eyes, don’t drink alcohol. According to
 researchers, more than one or two drinks
 a week promote aging. When you abuse
 alcohol, you tend to be undernourished,
 making your hair dry, giving you cracked
 lips, aggravating acne, making your eyes
 glassy and skin a puffy, broken vein look.
You think you’re smart
Alcohol is a depressant that slows
 brain activity down. While 1 or 2
 drinks help some feel relaxed, more
 alcohol may cause feelings of anxiety,
 depression, and aggression. Alcohol
 robs brain cells of water and glucose,
 the brain’s food, which can bring on a
 hangover the next day.
 Now were talking
 hormones?!
It is known that alcohol decreases
 the male hormone testosterone.
 Long-term use causes not only
 decreased function, but size (yes
 that’s a decrease)! The use of alcohol
 in men and women causes increased
 sexual desire, but decreased
 performance.

				
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