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Facts about Alcohol
- One drink is equal to 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer and 1.5 ounces of hard liquor.
- Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is affected by a number of things, including the
drinker's gender and weight and also how fast and the time period during which they drink.
- The average student is estimated to spend about $900 on alcohol each year compared
to the average $450 they spend on books.
- Studies show that one person's drinking habits can affect an average of five other people.
- Alcohol's short term effects include distorted vision, hearing, and coordination, impaired judgment, altered perceptions and emotions, slowed reactions, hangovers, memory lapses.
Signs of Abuse
- Inability to control drinking
- Change in personality
- High tolerance level
- Problems with work, school, family, and/or friends
- Denial of problem
Safe Drinking Tips
- Decide what you want from your drinking
- Count your drinks, space them out to about 1 per hour
- Pace yourself - alternate alcoholic drinks with water or juice
- Eat before and while you drink
- Set a drinking limit - know how much you are going to have before you start
- Never leave your drink unattended
- Don't play drinking games
- Don't drink from open punch bowls - they could be spiked
- Mix your own drink so you can control what's in it
- Don't try to keep up with someone else - everyone processes alcohol at his or her own rate
Local Cab Companies
Before going out, plan a safe ride home.
Boston Cab - (617) 262-2227
Town Taxi - (617) 536-5000
Metro Cab - (617) 782-5500
Top Cab - (617) 266-4800
All Are Taxi - (617) 536-2000
Did You Know?
From AlcohoEdu 2011:
70% of First Year Students at Wentworth consider themselves “non-drinkers.”
43% of First Year Students at Wentworth have not had a drink of alcohol in the past year.
57% of First Year Students at Wentworth believe that they don’t have to drink alcohol to have a good time.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network.
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education - Find a treatment center, learn how to get help and information for family and friends.
e-CHUG - Curious about your alcohol use? Take this online assessment.