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myth or fact Driving After Only One Or Two Drinks Is No Big Deal.
Drinking and driving is never OK. Impairment begins with your first drink.
myth or fact A Big Meal Doesn’t Stop The Effects Of Alcohol.
Food in your stomach only delays the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. A full stomach doesn’t stop the effects of alcohol or intoxication.
myth or fact Switching Between Different Types Of Alcohol Will Intoxicate Me More.
Alcohol is alcohol. Your blood alcohol concentration or BAC – the percentage of alcohol in your blood – is what counts, not the types of drinks consumed.
myth or fact Everyone reacts the same way.
Everyone is different. There are dozens of factors that affect reactions to alcohol: your gender, body weight, body chemistry, time of day, how you feel mentally, fatigue—the list goes on.
myth or fact Alcohol gives you energy.
Alcohol is a depressant and it slows down your ability to think, speak and move. Even at low levels, it affects your perception, coordination and judgment, long before any physical signs of impairment occur.
myth or fact I’ll Sleep Better If I’ve Had A Few Drinks.
Alcohol may help you fall asleep, but it interferes with the quality of sleep you get.
myth or fact A Cold Shower And A Cup Of Coffee Are Good Ways To Sober Up.
A shower will make you feel clean and a coffee may keep you awake, but nothing sobers you up other than time. Even if your body has metabolized the alcohol in your system, if you’ve had a lot to drink please don’t drive the next morning.
myth or fact Alcohol makes me more attractive.
Alcohol clouds your judgment and makes you less inhibited. You could end up doing something risky you hadn't planned on or wouldn’t normally do, including unprotected and/or unwanted sex. Also, physiologically, it reduces your performance.
myth or fact If Someone Passes Out After Drinking, I Should Call 911.
If a friend or guest passes out, never leave them alone. Have someone call 911. And be sure to roll them onto their side with their head on its side as well, until help arrives.
myth or fact I Can Only Become An Alcoholic After Years Of Drinking.
You can develop alcoholism at any age. It all depends on how much and how often you drink.
myth or fact It Is My Business If A Friend Drinks Too Much.
If you're a real friend, it is your business if your friend drinks too much. You can't make them change, but you can be honest. Maybe they'll listen. You might even be able to help them decide to get help.
myth or fact Drinking Can Cause Things Worse Than A Hangover.
If you drink a lot of alcohol quickly it can build up in your body so much that you can die of alcohol poisoning within only a few hours. Also, you're more prone to injury, which can be serious or fatal, especially if you’re behind the wheel of a car. That’s definitely much worse than a hangover.