Use of Alcohol
A definition of responsible
use of alcohol that can be useful for everyone is nearly impossible.
For some people "responsible use" in fact means no use what-so-ever.
For most college students, however, the following guide lines
are likely to be helpful for you in determining your own definition
of personal responsible use.
- Follow state
laws and university policies regarding consumption of alcohol.
- Abstain from
drinking alcohol, if you are planning on driving.
- Under no conditions
drive while impaired or intoxicated.
- Limit your consumption
to one drink an hour with no more than three drinks during
a 24 hour period.
- Know the quantity
of alcohol in your drink
(12 oz. beer = 4 oz. of table wine = 1 oz. 86% proof liquor.
- Refrain from
- Consume non-alcoholic
- Alternate between
non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
- Sip rather than
gulp drinks that contain alcohol.
- Don't drink
on an empty stomach.
- Do consume food
while drinking alcoholic beverages.
- Don't drink
while taking medication.
- Avoid taking
aspirin if you have been drinking.
(DO NOT TAKE TYLENOL or any other Acetaminophen medication
for a hangover; liver damage may result!)
- When drinking
alcoholic beverages limit yourself to one variety such as
wine rather than consuming wine, beer, and mixed drinks
during the same 24 hour period.
party hosting includes providing non-alcoholic beverages,
serving food, limiting focus on drinking by not allowing
drinking games or serving alcoholic punches, refraining
from pushing alcoholic drinks, and limiting quantity of
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