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COLLEGE & ALCOHOL
Transcript of COLLEGE & ALCOHOL
Get educated on Alcohol and Drugs
Help a friend out
Make a Change
Raise minimum drinking age
COLLEGE & ALCOHOL
To raise awareness about alcohol consumption on college campus.
To promote safer alcohol consumption and to prevent problems that are associated with alcohol.
To provide information about the effects of alcohol on a person’s health, social life, and academic life.
To address the myths and facts of alcohol.
Why do people drink?
I can drink and still be in control.
I can sober up quickly by taking a cold shower or drinking coffee.
A few drinks of alcohol could be good for my heart.
Binge drinkers are alcoholics.
Alcohol hits men harder than women.
SJSU Drinking Policy
Drugs are Bad!
Effects of Alcohol
Short Term Effects
S.T.D. and Alcohol
"They may not stick around in the morning....but gonorrhea will!"
Breaks the ice: 74.4%
Enhances social activity: 74.4%
Gives people something to do: 71.7%
Gives people something to talk about: 66.6%
Allows people to have more fun: 63.1%
Facilitates male bonding: 60.1%
Facilitates a connection with peers 61.7%
Facilitates sexual opportunities: 53.0%
Facilitates female bonding: 28.8%
Makes women sexier: 28.8%
Makes food taste better: 22.7%
Makes me sexier: 20.4%
Makes men sexier: 19.9%
Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, Academic
Loss of Motor Capabilities
Increased Heart Rate
Loss of Inhibitions
Long Term Effects
Loss of Productivity
Negative effect on Relationships
High Blood Pressure
Poor Immune System
Increased chance of STDS
Increased chance of Injury
Mental Effects of Alcohol
Consistently drinking alcohol is proven to negatively affect your mental health
Alcohol alters your brain chemistry
Most people think drinking will help relieve stress and anxiety, but it can have the opposite effect and in the long run make you more stressed and anxious if it is not present
There is a substantial link between drinking heavily and depression
Depression and alcohol becomes a vicious cycle
Alcohol abuse is also related to self-harm and suicides
Social & Academic Life
Scientific Data has shown that use of alcohol is linked with an increased risk of legal troubles, jail time, issues with school, work and friendships
According to NIH, roughly “¼ of college students report having academic consequences due to their drinking”
The average college student spends $900 a year on alcohol
Study at University of Maryland
50% of the underage students said the drove after drinking and 20% said they drove drunk.
43% said they drove with a drunk driver.
They also observed noticeable increases in all three measures of alcohol-related traffic risk after students reached the legal drinking age of 21.
A study done by the University of Maryland followed ~1,250 freshman at another large Mid-Atlantic university and tracked their experiences w/ alcohol.
(Health Day, 2010)
Education & Prevention
Chlamydia: bacteria infection, affect genitals and eyes, the most common in the U.S.
Gonorrhea: bacterial infection, damage organs if not treated.
Genital herpes: viral infection, sores on genitals, chronic attacks.
Genital warts: viral infection, soft growth skin on the mucous membrane near genitals.
Viral hepatitis: A, B, and C; liver inflammation.
HIV: viral infection, interfere normal function of the immune system.
Syphilis: bacterial infection, mostly eradicate in the west through the use of antibiotics.
Alcohol and Sex
Men and women are more likely to to engage in causal sex when intoxicated.
Alcohol impairs inhibitions about sex behaviors.
It increases attractiveness for both men and women.
Young adults who used alcohol were seven times more likely to have unprotected sex.
Young adults who used alcohol were twice likely to have multiple sex partners.
Alcohol can impair a person's immune system and the ability to fight off an STD.
65% said alcohol relate to their last casual sex.
About 23% of young adults said they had unprotected sex because they were using alcohol at the time.
Only 28% of young adults were worry about STDs because of coitus they had while under alcohol influence.
What does a DUI mean for college students?
Besides fees, license suspension, having a misdemeanor, & a record students can also be put on disciplinary probation, lose rights to financial aid, educational sanctions, expulsion from University or University housing, or even parental notification.
Increase alcohol tax, help reduce STDs infection rate
SJSU is not a dry campus; alcohol is allowed during specified times and locations. This is limited to only those who are 21 and older and they are assumed to be drinking responsibly.
What is a standard drink?
A standard drink is a unit of measurement. In the United States, a standard drink is about 0.6 fl. oz. of alcohol.
What are way college students can watch how much alcohol are in their drink?
They can pour themselves their drink so they know how much alcohol is in it, not leaving their drink unattended, and not drinking from the punch bowl.
After this presentation, did you find new ways of safely consuming alcohol?
Do you think the you can implement the things you have learned from our presentation into your current drinking habits in order to make positive changes in how you drink?
After this presentation are you more aware of how much alcohol is in a standard drink?
In your opinion what are other ways that can help with prevention?
Beer goggles wear off. Chlamydia does not
Since being in college have you been in any situation with alcohol?
Who has experienced drinking alcohol illegally?
Who has a “friend” that has blacked out or has had alcohol poisoning after a night of drinking?
Do you know anyone who was driving while intoxicated (DWI)?
Has anyone ever felt that they drink/get drunk to have fun?
Have you ever witnessed any alcohol related violence?
A few questions to start......
The unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on campus. Violations of this standard will result in dismissal and/or civil and criminal penalties.
No individual under the age of 21 and no intoxicated individual may use, purchase or possess alcoholic beverages on campus. Violations of this standard will result in dismissal and/or civil and criminal penalties.
No individual may possess an open alcoholic beverage container on the SJSU campus unless authorized by Presidential Order 01-01.
How many ounces are typical alcoholic drink sizes?
12-ounces of beer (5% alcohol content).
8-ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content).
5-ounces of wine (12% alcohol content).
1.5-ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).
(Alcohol and Public Health, 2014)
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