Alcohol

Reduce Adult Overconsumption
Reducir el consumo excesivo de alcohol en menores de edad y en adultos
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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.

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Information about Adult Overconsumption
Alcohol Dependency-Know the Warning Signs
Alcohol Dependency Risk Factors
Alcohol Dependency-Resources to Help
Alcohol and Mental Health
Alcohol-Substance Use Hotline
Alcohol Dependency-CPCTC training offerings
Alcohol Dependency-National Resources