Who is ready for a new year? Bring on 2021!
Here are some important things to keep in mind in order to stay safe on New Year’s Eve
- Know what binge drinking is: a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent. For a typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming 5 or more drinks (male), or 4 or more drinks (female), in about 2 hours.
- Know why it is important: Knowing U.S. standard drink (or alcoholic drink-equivalent) sizes and the number of drinks per container can help you make informed decisions about your drinking. You’ll be able to: count your drinks more accurately, pace yourself better and stay within low-risk drinking levels
- For Parents: Remember, those who host the most, lose the most. Know the laws on providing alcohol to minors and the importance of having conversations with your teens about alcohol consumption.
For more information on binge drinking and monitoring your drinking, visit the following links: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/moderate-binge-drinking
For more information on what is considered a standard drink of whatever you might be drinking, visit this website for the standard drink calculator: https://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/drink-size-calculator.aspx