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Stop at the Buzz
Most students who drink want to get buzzed.
- Low Risk Guidelines:
- 0-2 Drinks Daily
- 0-3 Not Daily
- No more than 1 per hour
1 drink is:
- 1 12oz Beer
- 4-5 oz Wine
- 1.5 oz Shot or Mixed Drink
- Food based mixers lead to less impairment
The Effects of Alcohol
- Up to 3 drinks/hr (up to .10% BAC) lowered inhibitions, slowed reaction time, impaired judgment
- From 4 to 11 drinks/hr (.11 to .30% BAC) often loud, aggressive, obnoxious; slurring of speech, confusion
- From 7 to >13 drinks/hr (.31 to .50% BAC) disorientation, stuporous, circulation stops, death
Sexual Consequences of Drinking
- Engaging in sexual activities that are contrary to one's VALUES
- Impotence in males
- Contracting sexually transmitted infections
- Unplanned/unintended PREGNANCY
- Sexual assault
Protect Yourself: Know the Law
- It is illegal for persons of any age to possess an open container of beer, wine, liquor, or mixed beverages in any public place. A public place is any area where you can enter freely.
- Your party may be declared a nuisance if a police officer and his/her supervisor witnesses at least four separate instances of criminal violation.
- If your party is declared a nuisance a police officer may shut it down, and cite the party's host with a minor misdemeanor, which results in a $150 fine.
- A keg on the front porch, open containers, cars or people blocking sidewalks or excessive trash call attention to your party and is more likely to result in police intervention.
- If you are arrested and found guilty of breaking any of these laws, you may be sentenced to up to six months in jail, and/or receive a fine of up to $1000!!!
Beyond the Buzz(Negative Consequences of High-Risk Drinking)
Social Consequences of Drinking
- loss of self-respect
- driving under the influence
- relationship problems
- personality changes
- aggression/violent behavior
- mood swings
- sexual assault
- poor decision making
- impaired judgment
- financial problems
Physical Consequences of Drinking
- passing out
- accidents and injuries
- alcohol poisoning
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
- The individual has difficulty breathing.
- The individual is passed out or stuporous.
- The individual appears to be dehydrated or have a bluish tint of the lips and fingernails.
- The individual is vomiting while "sleeping" or passed out.
Numbers to call:
- OU Campus Safety - 911 or 593-1911
- SEOEMS (Ambulance) - 800-282-7777
- Athens Police - 911 or 593.6606
BuzzkillIf you are under 21 you will face university judicial charges if you are caught...
- ...drinking underage
- ...having alcoholic beverages in your room/mod/residence hall
- ...being in a room/mod where alcoholic beverages are being consumed.
You may face a fine of $1,000 and/or 6 months in jail...
- ...if you are caught using or having a fake id to enter a bar or buy alcohol.
Remember if you are under the age of 21, it is illegal to consume alcohol.