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Myth : That

" Everyone Drinks "

Perception Vs Reality

in the past 30 days...

Beer glass that is 94.7% full

the perception is

94.7%

of UI undergrads

 

drink

Beer glass 71.5% full

in reality,

71.5%

of UI undergrads

 

drink

What is high

risk drinking?

high risk drinking is a pattern of drinking that increases the likelihood of injury or harmful behaviors

4 drinks

an occasion

for women

5 drinks

an occasion

for men

What is a
standard drink

in fact,

the majority of UI

undergrads don't engage

in high risk drinking!

one standard drink contains
roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol

12oz

of beer

 

with

 

5%

alcohol

content

5oz

of wine

 

with

 

12%

alcohol

content

1.5oz

of spirits

 

with

 

40%

alcohol

content

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unconscious and vomiting

the person cannot be roused

seizures

low body

temperature

Effects from high

risk drinking

Seek immediate medical
attention if you see any of
the following symptoms...

High Risk Drinking

increases the
likelihood
of engaging in

dangerous or

harmful behavior

52.3%

of males reported similarly

My cup is

not my

consent

RVAP.org

using alcohol

to get sex is

sexual assault!

61.7%

of females reported that the alleged perpetrator of sexual violence had been using alcohol and/or drugs

Driving under the influence

13.9%

of UI undergrads report drinking and driving under the influence

1,825

college students between the ages of 18-24 die from alcohol-related injuries, including motor vehicle crashes

Academic problems

and student drinking

1 / 4

college students report academic consequences from drinking

falling behind
in class

&

doing poorly on exams and/or grades overall

&

missing class

Healthy

Strategies

For Those Who Choose To Drink -- Suggestions to reduce risk from drinking

  • Hold a mixed drink/cup instead of consuming alcohol

 

  • Avoid mixing energy/caffeinated beverages with alcohol

 

  • Avoid situations where alcohol is present or you are likely to drink. Identify alternative activities instead of partying.

 

  • Space drinks over time

 

  • Tell someone about your plan to change your drinking behavior

 

  • Keep track of how many drinks you have had; pay attention to serving sizes

 

  • Decide what days you will not drink alcohol

 

  • Arrive at the party late and/or leave early

 

  • Set a limit on the amount of money you will spend when you go out/leave ATM card at home

 

  • Drink slowly

  • Avoid pre-gaming

Campus

Resources

Student Wellness

319-335-8394

studentwellness.uiowa.edu

 

University Counseling Service

319-335-7294

counseling.uiowa.edu

 

UI Police Department

319-335-5022

police.uiowa.edu

 

Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator

319-335-6200

osmrc.uiowa.edu

 

Rape Victim Advocacy Program

24 Hour Crisis Line: 800-228-1625

rvap.org

 

Collegiate Recovery Program
Email: UI-CRP@uiowa.edu
vp.studentlife.uiowa.edu

 

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

Crisis Phone/Text: 1-855-325-4296

Local Crisis Line: 319-351-0140

builtbycommunity.org

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24 Hour Crisis Line:

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Beer glass that is 94.7% full
Beer glass 71.5% full

Beer glass that is 94.7% full

Beer glass 71.5% full

Beer glass that is 94.7% full

Beer glass 71.5% full

Beer glass that is 94.7% full

Beer glass 71.5% full

Beer glass that is 94.7% full

Beer glass 71.5% full

Beer glass that is 94.7% full

Beer glass 71.5% full

Created by UI Alumni Lindsay Godin, MA, MFA.