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October Tips of the Month: Quick Facts
Know the law. Alcohol is illegal to
buy or possess if you are under the age of 21.
Get the facts right. One 12-ounce
beer has as much alcohol as a 1.5-ounce shot of whiskey or a
5-ounce glass wine.
Stay informed. Wine coolers look
like juice sparklers but they have just as much alcohol as a
Be aware of the risks. Drinking
increases the risk of injury. Car crashes, falls, burns,
drowning, and suicide are all linked to alcohol and other
Keep your edge. Alcohol can ruin
your looks, give you bad breath, and make you gain weight.
Play it safe. Drinking can lead to
intoxication and even death.
Do the smart thing. Drinking puts
your health, education, family ties, and social life at
Be a real friend. If you know
someone with a drinking problem, be part of the solution.
Urge your friend to get help.
Remain alert. Stay clear on claims
that alcohol means glamour and adventure. Stay clear on
what's real and what's illusion.
Sweep away the myths. Having a
designated driver is no excuse to drink. Drinking only at
home, or sticking only to beer does not make drinking any