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Download: KaraokeMost 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

Download: BarThe 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
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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 Download: Outsideofficer 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

Download: Dancing(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
  • paranoia
  • poor decision making
  • depression Download: Draw
  • impaired judgment
  • arrests
  • alcoholism
  • financial problems

Physical Consequences of Drinking

  • vomiting
  • passing out
  • blackouts
  • accidents and injuries
  • alcohol poisoning

Download: PukeSigns 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

Download: Arrest 


If 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.

Download: Dorm OutYou 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.

Department of Heath Education and Wellness
Hudson Health Center, Room 233
Ohio University
Send Comments or Questions to
Terry Koons or call 740-593-4742
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