Reduce the Risk


Reducing the Risk                                                                                                                                     

  • Know what’s in your cup
    • Commonly, mixed drinks contain a large amount of alcohol, it is always wise to mix your drink yourself and use the standard drink sizes as a guide.
  • Alternate non-alcohol drinks between alcoholic ones.
  • Eat a good meal prior to drinking, as well as continue to keep food on your stomach throughout your drinking.
  • Pace yourself, your body can only process about 1 drink per hour.
  • Prior to drinking, have a plan to get home safely.
  • Stay with your friends, don’t wonder off with strangers.
  • If taking Rx medication, check with your Doctor prior to drinking. The consumption of alcohol while taking medications may increase your chances of negative health consequences.
  • DON’T DRINK. There is a common misconception that “everyone drinks”. This is not the case. At Auburn University, 22% of students choose not drink at all. Additionally, statistics show that 31% of Auburn students have not consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.

AUDIT

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test is a short questionnaire that is used to help identify the risk levels associated with your use of alcohol.