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Drink… 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

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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


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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


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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.


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Although not a definite rule, but more of a general guideline…

…a drink is a drink is a drink…

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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.


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I’m dying to know more guideline…

  • 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.


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Getting behind the wheel guideline…

  • 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.


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Booze can mess with your life guideline…

  • 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.


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Just have 2 more guideline…

  • 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.


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Just let them sleep it off... guideline…

  • 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!


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Alcohol Poisoning guideline…

  • Signs/Symptoms

    • Unconscious/semiconscious person

    • Slow respirations

    • Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin

    • Strong odor of alcohol


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You look marvelous guideline…

  • 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.


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You think you’re smart guideline…

  • 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.


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Now were talking hormones?! guideline…

  • 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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Physical Assault guideline…


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Sexual Harassment guideline…


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Impaired Sleep guideline…




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"Sick as a dog!" guideline…