Alcohol Awarness Essay

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People say that White wine is a good choice for a person who wants a light drink with less alcohol. In fact, it’s not. 12-ounce bottle or can of regular beer ,a 5-ounce glass of wine, a one and 1/2 ounce of 80 proof distilled spirits are all the same on a breathalyzer. Only time can sober up a person...not black coffee, cold showers, exercise, or any other common "cures." Alcohol leaves the body of almost everyone at a constant rate of about .015 percent of blood alcohol content per hour. so, a person with a BAC of .015 would be completely sober in an hour while a person with a BAC of ten times that would require 10 hours to become completely sober. This is true regardless of sex, age, and weight. Drinking does not cause you to gain weight; this is a very commonly believed myth, even among medical professionals, because alcohol has caloric value. However, wide research around the world has found alcohol consumption does not cause weight gain in men and is often linked with a small weight loss in women. People who refrain from alcohol are "alcohol-free." Not true.
Every person produces alcohol normally in the body 24 hours each and every day from birth until death. Therefore, we always have alcohol in our bodies. The US isn't even amongst the top ten alcohol consuming countries. At a consumption rate of only 1.74 per person, the US falls far down at 32nd on the list.
People say starting college causes students to drink. Actually according to national statistics, most students arrive at college with previous drinking experience and the proportion of drinkers doesn't boost greatly during college Eating a big meal before you drink will NOT keep you sober. Drinking on a full stomach will only delay the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, not prevent it. Eating before you drink is not a defense against getting drunk. Kids think drinking will not harm them, in fact Alcohol is a depressant affecting one's physical and mental health, including mood, memory, energy level and physical/ bodily functions, blood pressure and…