Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
What do you know about Alcohol?
Are the following True or False?
- Alcohol has been used as a medicine.
- Alcohol is digested in the same way that food is digested.
- Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages is generally not harmful to
- An estimated 85% of the adult Americans who drink are alcohol abusers.
- Alcoholic beverages do not provide weight-increasing calories.
- A blood alcohol concentration of 0.10% is the legal definition of alcohol
intoxication in most states with respect to driving.
- Alcohol is not a drug.
- Approximately ten percent of fatal highway accidents are alcohol-related.
- Eating while drinking slows the absorption of alcohol in the body.
- It takes about as many hours as the number of beers drunk for the liver
to completely burn up the alcohol ingested.
- Few women become alcoholics.
- Alcohol is considered a stimulant.
- The most commonly drunk alcoholic beverages in the United States are distilled
liquors (e.g., whiskey, gin, vodka).
- To prevent a hangover, one should sip one's drink slowly, eat while drinking,
have no more than one drink an hour, and not over-drink one's limit.
- "Proof" on a bottle of liquor represents half the percent of alcohol
contained in the bottle.
- Alcohol consumption improves sexual performance.
- A person cannot become an alcoholic by just drinking beer.
- Drinking milk before alcohol slows down the absorption of alcohol into the
body because it coats the stomach.
- Responsible drinking can contribute to a state of relaxation, enhanced social
interactions, and a feeling of well-being.
- Drinking coffee or taking a cold shower can be an effective way of decreasing
blood alcohol levels.
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