Smart Drinking

Smart Drinking

Make sure you’re of legal drinking age. Legal drinking ages vary by jurisdiction. Never purchase or serve alcohol to those who are underage.

Smart Drinking

ALCOHOL TRUTHS & MYTHS

I'm an experienced driver so drinking a couple of beers before driving is unlikely to pose a problem.

icon I'm an experienced driver so drinking a couple of beers before driving is unlikely to pose a problem.

FALSE. To drive safely you need good vision, sound judgment and quick reactions. Being intoxicated may impair all three. Your ability to metabolize alcohol can depend on a variety of factors, including what you've eaten, the time of day, how tired you are and even your mood. Plan ahead and choose a designated driver before the evening begins.

It's better not to drink during pregnancy.

icon It's better not to drink during pregnancy.

TRUE. Many governments recommend that if you are pregnant or planning to conceive, it is best not to drink. If you have questions or concerns, consult your doctor or health professional.

A strong coffee will help break down the alcohol in your system more quickly.

icon A strong coffee will help break down the alcohol in your system more quickly.

FALSE.  A strong cup of coffee won't do the trick, and neither will a cold shower, nor a walk in the fresh air. All of these “remedies” are myths. Only time brings sobriety. The more you have had to drink, the longer you will have to wait.

Alcohol affects different people in different ways.

icon Alcohol affects different people in different ways.

TRUE. Alcohol affects each person differently. How alcohol affects individuals depends on the actual alcohol intake, their gender, size and what they've eaten (food in the stomach slows down the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream). Alcohol is distributed around the body in water.

Alcohol drinks contain the same amount of alcohol.

icon Alcohol drinks contain the same amount of alcohol.

FALSE.  In fact, the alcohol content of drinks can vary enormously, and you cannot tell by the look or taste of the drink. Two factors determine the alcohol content of a drink: its strength in percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV) and its size. Beer is generally sold in standard serving sizes (i.e. 12 oz. can, 330 ml bottle) and the alcohol content is usually 4-5 % by volume. With hard liquor, the amount of alcohol served to consumers can vary greatly depending on the bartender pour, making it more difficult to control the amount of alcohol in mixed drinks and to keep track of how much you’re drinking.

Switching between beer, wine and spirits will make you drunk more quickly than if you stick to one type of drink.

icon Switching between beer, wine and spirits will make you drunk more quickly than if you stick to one type of drink.

FALSE. It's the level of alcohol in your blood that determines how intoxicated you become, not switching from one type of drink to another.

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