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Alcohol

Know Your Numbers!

A standard drink equals one 12-ounce beer, one 6-ounce malt beer/liquor, one 4- to 5-ounce glass of table wine, or 1/2-ounce of 100 proof alcohol.

  • Cancels out gains from your workout

  • Causes dehydration and slows down the body’s ability to heal

  • Prevents muscle recovery

  • Depletes your source of energy

  • Hampers memory, retention and ability to learn new information

    • Drinking 5 or more alcoholic beverages can affect brain and body activities for up to 3 days

    • 2 consecutive nights of drinking 5 or more alcoholic beverages can affect brain and body activities for up to 5 days

  • Constricts metabolism and endurance

  • Requires increased conditioning to maintain weight

  • A person drinking too much can have second hand effects for others

    • Study/sleep time disrupted by other students’ alcohol abuse

    • Violence from alcohol related physical and sexual assaults

    • Campus environment negatively affected by vandalism

  • BAC is affected by the pace of drinking, quantity consumed, food in stomach, altitude, fatigue, gender, medications, mood and body mass

  • Binge drinking is particularly unsafe. The normal “buzz” is not felt – it goes straight to extreme symptoms

  •  Inhibits absorption of nutrients (Firth, G. & Manzo, L. 2004

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