82.6% of ASU students use a designated driver when they drink (most of the time or always).
76.0% of ASU students eat before and/or while drinking (most of the time or always).
75.1% of ASU students either abstained from drinking, or consumed between 1 and 4 drinks of alcohol the last time they partied.
39.4% of ASU students did not drink alcohol in the last 30 days.
American College Health Association. American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment: Arizona State University Spring 2011. Baltimore: American College Health Association; Spring 2011 (n=1,748)
Responsible Use of Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol if you are stressed, ill, or tired, taking medications, pregnant, nursing, or considering pregnancy, driving, underage or in violation of the law, recovering, or related to someone with alcoholism
Eat food before and while drinking
Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks, particularly water
Do not play drinking games
Have no more than one drink per hour
Drink no more than four times per week
What is a Drink?
12 oz of beer
4 oz of wine
1 oz of liquor
A hangover is the body’s reaction to the toxic effects of and withdrawal from alcohol.
Have a reason for a drink: celebrations, parties, and events
Set a limit for yourself: one standard size drink per hour
Avoid alternating the types of alcohol you consume
Eat up. Eat before you go out, while you are out, and after you get home
Alternate. Have a drink, then a glass of water, then maybe another drink
Do not drink alcohol if you are stressed, ill, tired, taking medications, pregnant, nursing, or considering pregnancy, driving, underage or in violation of the law, recovering, or related to someone with alcoholism.
A serious medical emergency requiring immediate attention.
Drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time
Sensitivity to alcohol
Inexperience with alcohol
Signs & Symptoms
Consumed large quantities of alcohol
Unconscious, does not respond to beign pinched or shaken
Cold, clammy, unusually pale or bluish skin
Slow or irregular breathing
Vomitting while passed out
Strong odor of alcohol coming from the person
What to do
Turn the person on his/her side
Stay with the person until help arrives
How to Help a Friend with an Alcohol or Drug Problem
Be aware of the following behaviors:
Drinking to get drunk
Missing class/not studying
Avoiding or switching friends
Beginning to use additional drugs
Family history of alcohol or other drug use
Changes in personality
Tell your friend that you are concerned and explain why without making judgmental comments.