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Myth or Fact?

  • Alcohol affects women differently because they’re smaller than men.

  • Myth - It’s not just size, but body fat and hormones affect how the enzyme metabolizes the alcohol. Alcohol disperses in body water; women have less water in their bodies than men do

  • Youth who drink prior to age 15 are more likely to become alcohol dependent as an adult than those who wait until 21.

  • Fact

  • Vomiting will eliminate the alcohol in your system

  • Myth There is no way to sober up quickly.  It takes time to metabolize through your system.

  • Coffee, a cold shower, exercise, or vomiting will help sober you up.

  • Myth - There is no way to sober up quickly. It takes time to metabolize through your system.

  • Just sleep off the buzz after too much to drink

  • Myth - Going to bed with alcohol in your system can disturb your sleep cycle, cause anxiousness, irritability, and tiredness up to two days after.

  • Food in the stomach slows the rate of alcohol absorption; the amount of alcohol absorbed remains the same.

  • Fact

  • Hard liquor has more alcohol so you can drink more beer

  • Myth One 12-oz. beer, 8-oz. wine cooler, 4-oz. glass of wine or 1-oz. shot of 100-proof liquor has similar amounts of alcohol

  • After a ‘hard day’ alcohol will make you feel better.

  • Myth - Alcohol enhances the mood that exists.  If depressed, one will feel more depressed.

  • An experienced drinker who can tolerate the alcohol gets drunk slower 

  • Fact

  • Going to bed with alcohol in your system can disturb your sleep cycle, cause anxiousness, irritability, and tiredness up to two days after.

  • Myth - Tolerant people may drink more without feeling the effects; they just feel less drunk.  The amount of alcohol consumed is still the same amount of alcohol.

  • Judgment and decision-making become impaired when drinking. 

  • Fact

  • If someone cannot be awaken, it is a medical emergency.

  • Fact

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