Ways to reduce your risk when drinking

Ways to reduce your risk when drinking

  • Set a drinking limit under a BAC of 0 .05% (unless you are piloting an aircraft where legal intoxication is 0.04%  BAC, and you may not drink within eight hours of flight)
  • Keep track of the number of standard drinks you have
  • Know how you may react with a BAC of 0.05%
  • Pour your own drinks
  • Don’t leave a drink unattended
  • Alternate alcohol drinks with non-alcohol drinks

Choose your settings and companions carefully

  • Designate a driver who will not drink that night
  • Avoid drinking in unknown or remote areas
  • Stay with a good friend and watch out for each other
  • Be careful about drinking too much when on dates or having sexual relations with others
  • Remember – choosing not to drink is okay

When is drinking most risky?

Risky drinking styles

  • Playing drinking games
  • Drinking to “get drunk”
  • Taking shots

Risky drinking activities

  • Drinking and driving
  • Engaging in sports or athletic activities after drinking
  • Drinking in remote areas or with unknown people

Risky drinking situations

  • Drinking underage
  • Heavy drinking events (like 21st birthday or spring break)
  • Drinking under pressure of peers


eCheckup to Go

The Alcohol and Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GOs are brief feedback tools designed to help college students take a look at their alcohol and marijuana use. The screening results are anonymous and designed to provide students with personalized information about individual patterns of use and your risk patterns.


Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO

You need:

  • A computer
  • Internet access
  • A JavaScript enabled Internet Browser
  • About 20-30 minutes
  • A printer (if you would like to print the feedback)