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Alcohol Awareness

HEALTH

Created by: Sojeong Jun and Gabriela Alejo

Our booth will describe the effects of alcohol on the body and will include information about safe and unsafe drinking habits

 

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Did you know?

What is a drink?   

One standard drink contains 14g of pure alcohol. So that is, 12 ounces of beer, 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, or 5 ounces of wine

 

Recommended amount to drink

No more than 1 drink a day for a woman. No more than 2 drinks a day for a man 

 

Effects of alcohol on our body?

 
  1. Long term alcohol consumption can lead your frontal lobe in your brain to shrink
  2. Drinking can lead to behavioral changes (slurred speech, poor coordination)
  3. Alcohol prevents your body from absorbing important vitamins and nutrients

Drinking and Driving in the U.S.

The graph above shows people’s answers to the following question: “During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you’ve had too much to drink?” (source: CDC)

 

One death occurs every 50 minutes in the U.S due to drink-and-drive.

 

FAQ

Is beer or wine safer to drink than liquor?

No, one 12oz beer or 5oz wine has the same amount of alcohol as a 1.5oz shot of liquor. It is the amount of liquor consumed that affects the person most. (source: CDC)

What can I do to help someone that has a drinking problem?

You can talk to your doctor if you feel like you or someone you know has a drinking problem. Also, you can call the National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service at 1-800-622-HELP, and they can give you information about treatment programs near you. (source: CDC)

Other questions? 

Contact us at:

sojeong.jun@utsw.edu

gabriela.alejo@utsw.edu

 
 
 
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