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How much do you know about alcohol?

Which of the following contains the most alcohol?

All contain the same

Alcohol is alcohol. A standard measure of beer, wine or spirits all contain the same amount of alcohol. The effect is determined by how much you drink, not what you drink.

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Before you drink alcohol, you should...

All of the above

Always eat food and drink water when consuming alcohol. Eating slows down the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream by keeping it in the stomach longer. Water keeps you hydrated. Always plan your route home - never drink and drive.

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You can lessen the effects of a hangover by...

Drinking water

Drinking water will help lessen the effects of a hangover and make you feel better - however it won’t eradicate alcohol from your body any faster.

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Mixing beer, wine and spirits gets you drunk more quickly?

False

This is a common myth. Alcohol is alcohol, whether it comes from beer, wine or spirits. The effect is determined by the how much you drink, not what you drink.

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If you need to sober up, you should...

None of these help sober you up

Once you’ve started to feel the effects of alcohol, you cannot speed up alcohol leaving your body. These things might make you feel more alert, but they will not sober you up.

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How many calories are in an average 5 ounce glass of wine?

100 calories

Around 100

There are around 100 calories in a 5 ounce glass of wine.

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Men and women of the same size drinking the same amount of alcohol feel the effects of alcohol equally.

False

The liver processes alcohol via an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase or ADH. Women have less of the ADH enzyme in their bodies. This means they might drink the same amount, but feel the effects more strongly.

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How long does it take your liver to process a single measure of spirits?

1 hour

1 hour

It takes about an hour to process a standard drink (14 grams of alcohol).

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How can I speed up the time it takes my liver to process alcohol?

You cannot speed this process up

You cannot speed this process up

It takes your body about 1 hour to process a standard measure of alcohol. There is nothing you can do to speed this process up.

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Drinking alcohol before driving can impact your...

All of these.

Impaired driving affects your judgement and coordination, and can have serious consequences for you, loved ones and others. The good news is that impaired driving is completely preventable.

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You can feel the effects of alcohol...

5 Min

5 minutes after taking a drink

After we take a sip of alcohol, it passes from our stomachs into our small intestine, where it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. It takes about five minutes from the time of consumption before the effects of a drink can be felt.

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  • How much do you know about alcohol?
    1. Which of the following contains the most alcohol?
    2. Before you drink alcohol, you should...
    3. You can lessen the effects of a hangover by...
    4. Mixing beer, wine and spirits gets you drunk more quickly?
    5. If you need to sober up, you should...
    6. How many calories are in an average 5 ounce glass of wine?
    7. Men and women of the same size drinking the same amount of alcohol feel the effects of alcohol equally.
    8. How long does it take your liver to process a single measure of spirits?
    9. How can I speed up the time it takes my liver to process alcohol?
    10. Drinking alcohol before driving can impact your...
    11. You can feel the effects of alcohol...
  • Drunk driving affects your judgement and coordination, and can have serious consequences for you, loved ones and others. The good news is that drunk driving is completely preventable.

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