Myths

Young people aged 16-20 years old are TWICE AS LIKELY to die in an alcohol-related crash.

Myths

Myth

Most of the alcohol people drink enters the bloodstream through the stomach.


Fact

Most alcohol enters a body by way of small intestine. Approximately 20% enters the bloodstream through the stomach.

Myth

A mixed drink made with one shot (1 1/2 oz.) of hard liquor has more alcohol in it than a 12-ounce can of beer, a 12-ounce wine cooler or a 5-ounce glass of wine.

Fact

1 can of beer/12oz. at 5% alcohol = 1 glass of wine at/5 oz. at 12% alcohol = 1 shot of whisky/1.5 oz. at 40% alcohol.

Myth

Drinking coffee, eating or taking a cold shower will help sober you up.

Fact

Once alcohol is in your bloodstream nothing you can eat or drink will make you sober. Only time will help.

Additional Facts

  • Alcohol kills six times more young people in America than all illicit drugs combined.
  • Alcohol gives you the false impression that you can do things you can’t, like drive.
  • Most drunk drivers are not fully aware of their impairment.
  • To report a drunk driver, you should call 911.