Your alcohol IQ may come as a surprise.  Alcohol is everywhere., but it’s a social drink with a dark side. There are 88,000 alcohol-related deaths every year and is the third leading preventable cause of death in the US.  How much do you know about alcohol’s effect on you and others?

 


  1. 1 True or False: You can drink a fatal amount of alcohol before passing out

    pass-out
    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    If you're not paying attention to the amount taken in, it can cause many dangerous issues. 

  2. 2 Binge drinking is

    binge-drinking
    1. Twice as common in women than men
    2. Twice as common in men than women
    3. Three times as common in college than high school
    4. Twice as common in high school than college
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Twice as common in men

    But did you know that, according to CDC.gov, most people who binge drink are not considered alcoholics or alcohol dependent?

  3. 3 Which of the following is NOT a way to prevent binge drinking

    binge-drinking-2
    1. Don’t drink that night
    2. Avoid temptations such as drinking games
    3. Keep a physical tally of how many drinks you’ve consumed through the night
    4. Pregame before the party
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pregame before the party

    You have a drink or two before the party to "loosen up." Then, you head to the party/ event/ bar/ game and have a few more. They add up. Quickly.

  4. 4 Alcohol can stay in your system (including your hair) up to

    alcohol-system
    1. One week
    2. 24 hours
    3. Six months
    4. Three months
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Three months

    Yeah. Alcohol can stay in your hair up to three months after having a drink. 

  5. 5 True or False: If your liver is healthy, it can process about one drink per hour

    liver
    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    If someone were to have one beer at a bar, it can take a healthy liver one hour to process it. 

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    You could use a little brush-up on your knowledge of alcohol

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    It can be a dangerous substance and can easily be abused or misused.  

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    You need a little more studying

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    Whether you’ve never had a drink, you’re well into your recovery, just beginning, or still drinking, you should know a little more about this substance. It’s legal, yes, but can still have such an impact on the body, brain, and behavior.  

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    You know a little about alcohol but could use a little more information about it. You’re aware of what it can do to your body; however, maybe no one has told you about the differences between men and women when it comes to processing a drink.  

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    You only got two wrong

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    Your basic knowledge of alcohol is pretty good, but maybe you’re unsure of the chances of binge drinking in men versus women or how long alcohol can stay in your system.  

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    You only got one wrong

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    Keep up the good work on your studies. It helps to know more about how long alcohol can stay in your system.   

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    You have a great understanding of basic alcohol facts. Great job!  

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Samantha Curreli
Samantha Curreli is a staff writer at Reach Out Recovery. Sam is also a graduate of Arcadia University's MFA in Creative Writing Program and a freelance journalist for New Jersey music magazine, The Aquarian Weekly. She has had multiple pieces of fiction published in literary magazines and short story anthologies.

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