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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.
|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. If you notice that someone is exhibiting these signs, you need to call 911 or seek emergency help.
|Size of Alcohol Container = Number of Standard Drinks|
|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 from the 2015 UW-W National College Health Assessment:
Marijuana (aka pot, ganga, weed, grass) is the most widely used illicit drug among American college students. It is the dry leaves, flowers, stems and seeds of the Cannabis plant. The main chemical in marijuana is THC.