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1 brought to you by United Educators Healthy Alcohol Choices Non- Drinkers Light Drinkers Heavy Drinkers

2 brought to you by United Educators Overview  Alcohol affects everyone  Your alcohol IQ?  Blood Alcohol Content  Binge drinking and pre-gaming  When drinking becomes dangerous— what you can do  Keeping yourself and others safe, but still having fun Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

3 brought to you by United Educators It’s Relevant to You  Non-drinkers will still encounter situations and challenges involving alcohol.  Light drinkers should understand limits, consequences, and ways to help friends.  Moderate+ drinkers will want to know if they’re typical and understand consequences.  Still deciding students will get objective, fact-based information on alcohol use. Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

4 brought to you by United Educators What’s Your Alcohol IQ? Which has the most alcohol?  12 oz beer (5% alcohol)  5 oz glass of wine  Standard cocktail (1.5 oz, or 1 shot of liquor, with soda or juice) Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

5 brought to you by United Educators Alcohol IQ: Answers Most (not all) standard drinks are equivalent. Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk = =

6 brought to you by United Educators What’s Blood Alcohol Content? BAC measures alcohol in the bloodstream. Factors include:  Weight  Food consumption  Prescription drugs  Sex (not gender) Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

7 brought to you by United Educators Alcohol and Women Factors:  Water weight  Enzymes Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk Women absorb 30% more alcohol than men

8 brought to you by United Educators Binge Drinking  Binging: drinking to.08 BAC in less than 2 hours  Pre-gaming/Preloading: Binging before an event, which increases the odds of: □Blackouts □Alcohol poisoning □Hangovers Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

9 brought to you by United Educators Alcohol Poisoning Can Kill  Symptoms: □Passing out □Semi-consciousness □Vomiting □Slow or irregular breathing □Cold, clammy, pale, or bluish skin Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk  “Sleeping it off” can be a death sentence

10 brought to you by United Educators If You Suspect Alcohol Poisoning…  Call 911  Turn an unconscious person on his/her side to prevent choking  Don’t take chances—call even if you’re not sure Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

11 brought to you by United Educators Possible Consequences of Alcohol Abuse Greater vulnerability to:  Physical Assault  Injuries  DUI □Loss of driver’s license □Fewer job prospects Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

12 brought to you by United Educators Other Serious Consequences  Health issues  Depression/suicide  Academic problems Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk What percentage of suicide victims were legally drunk?

13 brought to you by United Educators How Can I Help?  Find or be a designated driver who has not been drinking  Hide keys  Help the intoxicated person get home (walk, taxi)  Step in if you hear someone being pressured to drink (drunks distract easily)  Switch out an alcoholic beverage with a soft drink Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

14 brought to you by United Educators If You Choose to Drink…  Eat first  Drink lots of water  Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks  Pace yourself  Skip drinking games and preloading  Don’t mix alcohol with energy drinks or medicines  Know how you’ll get home  Have and be a buddy Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

15 brought to you by United Educators Student-Friendly Information Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

16 brought to you by United Educators A Personalized Online Tool Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

17 brought to you by United Educators Questions Healthy Alcohol Choices - EduRisk

18 Copyright © 2014 by United Educators Insurance, a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group. All rights reserved. Contents of this document are for members of United Educators only. Permission to post this document electronically or to reprint must be obtained from United Educators. 18 Insert footer


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