0 Drinks Before the Age of 21 • Consumption of alcohol before reaching the age of 21 is illegal and poses significant health risks. • Research indicates that early alcohol use is associated with an increased likelihood of developing alcohol-related problems later in life. • Encourage young individuals to prioritize their health and well-being by delaying use of alcohol until they reach the legal drinking age. 0 Drinks if You’re Driving • Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the leading causes of accidents and fatalities on the road. • Even small amounts of alcohol can impair judgment, coordination, and reaction time, significantly increasing the risk of accidents. • Always designate a sober driver or utilize alternative transportation methods if you plan to drink alcohol. 1 Drink with Water in Between Per Hour • Moderate alcohol consumption is key to minimizing health risks and promoting responsible drinking habits. • Drinking one standard alcoholic beverage per hour allows the body enough time to metabolize alcohol effectively. • Hydrating with water in between alcoholic beverages helps to prevent dehydration and reduces the likelihood of overconsumption. No More Than 3 Drinks Per Event, Night Out, or Occasion • Setting limits on the number of drinks consumed per night or occasion helps individuals maintain control over their alcohol intake. • Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a range of short-term and long-term health consequences, including injury, such as motor vehicle accidents or falling, violence, including suicide, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence, alcohol poisoning, liver disease, and alcohol use disorder. • Individuals should be able to know their limits and prioritize their health and safety when drinking alcohol.