E-Checkup To Go: This quick screening can help you assess whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful as well as connect you with resources for additional help.
UHCS Counseling: If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol or drug problem, call University Health & Counseling Services, 262-472-1305 to make an appointment with our AODA Counselor.
Ever think you drank way too much last night? You did if you experienced slurred speech, memory loss, vomited or passed out. How drunk you are really depends on your blood alcohol content (BAC). This refers to how much alcohol is in your blood. The higher your BAC, the more dangerous drinking becomes.
Approximate Effects of BAC Levels
|0.02-0.04%||Relaxation, body warmth, lowered alertness, lowered inhibitions, some loss of judgment|
|0.06-0.08%||Impaired coordination, lack of balance, reduced physical reaction time, reduced reasoning & memory|
|0.10%||Deterioration of reaction time, control of body functions, slurred speech, slowed thinking|
|0.12-0.15%||Vomiting, major loss of balance, swaying, staggering, reduced ability to sense things, emotional instability|
|0.20-0.30%||Apathetic, lethargic, trouble standing, cannot see clearly, some black out or pass out, vomiting (risk of choking)|
|0.40%||Most pass out, some fall into coma. Fatal to ½ of people who reach this level|
|REACTIONS VARY BY INDIVIDUAL- USE CAUTION!|
Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and the gag reflex. A fatal dose of alcohol will eventually stop these basic bodily functions.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning (If you notice that someone is exhibiting these signs, you need to call 911 or seek emergency help)
A standard drink consists of 12oz of beer, 1 alcopop, 5oz of wine or 1.5oz of hard liquor
| Size of Alcohol Container = Number of Standard|
|Regular Beer||Malt Liquor||Table Wine||80-proof spirits or "hard liquor"|
|12 fl oz = 1||12 fl oz = 1.5||5 fl oz = 1||1.5 fl oz glass/50ml bottle (a shot) = 1|
|16 fl oz = 1.3||16 fl oz = 2||750 ml (regular bottle) = 5||A mixed drink or cocktail = 1 or more|
|22 fl oz = 2||22 fl oz = 2.5||1.5 L = 10||200 ml (a "half pint") = 4.5|
|40 fl oz = 3||40 fl oz = 4.5||375 ml (a "pint" or "half bottle") = 8.5|
|Quarter Barrel = 82.7||750 ml (a "fifth) = 17|
|Keg/half barrel = 165.3||1.00L = 23|
|1.75 L (handle) = 39|
Research proves that college students consistently overestimate the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption other students drink. This is true at UW-Whitewater; here are some statistics of where we stand.
UWW Statistics (from the 2015 National College Health Assessment)
23.6% of UWW students report they do not consume alcohol at all
71.1% consumed 4 or fewer drinks the last time they partied
45.7% perceived UWWvstudents drank 10-29 days in the past 30 days
10.8% UWW reported drinking 10-29 days in the past 30 days
Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among American college students. It is the dry leave, flowers, stems and seeds of the Cannabis plant. The main chemical in marijuana is THC.
Short-term health effects:
Long-term health effects:
Alcoholics Anonymous- Jefferson County: http://www.area75.org/meetings.html?dist=11
Alcoholics Anonymous-Walworth County: http://www.area75.org/meetings.html?dist=6
Alcoholics Anonymous-Wisconsin: http://www.wisconsinna.org/MeetingList/