FOUR THINGS TO WATCH
1. Watch the amount of alcohol being consumed
Mix your own drinks and use standard measures to avoid mixing
drinks too strong. Make sure the bartender does the same. Know
how much alcohol is in one standard drink.
One standard drink equals:
12-ounce beer (5% alcohol);
5-ounce glass of wine (12 % alcohol); 1.5-ounce shot of liquor (80 proof)
if a mixed drink contains two shots (3 ounces) then it is no
longer one standard drink, it is two!
2. Watch how many
Women, do not consume more than 2-3 alcoholic drinks in one
sitting and men not more than 3-4. Also, never drink more than one
drink per hour. Drinking more than this can result in a loss of
self-control, embarrassment, and sexual or physical violence
3. Watch your drink
Leaving your drink around unknown party attendees increases the
risk of tampering.
Alcohol is the #1 date rape drug!
4. Watch the law
When you are under 21, even if you are being responsible, there
are legal and school consequences to drinking which may include
fines, loss of your driver's license, and required treatment. These
penalties may result in a criminal record and could have an impact
on your future career or academic plans.