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Reduce Your Risk

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Access guidance, strategies, and tools curated by SUPER to reduce risk. Learn about tolerance, short-term as well as long-term risks, drink counting, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), and more. 

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What are the Short-Term and Long-Term Risks?

Remember: alcohol is never an excuse for your behavior. You are still held accountable for what you do under the influence. Here you can find information outlining both long and short term effects of alcohol usage. 

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MAPP Strategy, Having Fun, and Playing it Safe

Many Stanford students like to go out with friends and have a good time, which may involve alcohol. While most students drink in moderation, sometimes a night out can lead to an assortment of preventable negative consequences related to high risk drinking and other substance use. 

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Count Your Drinks

What Is a Standard Drink? A "standard" drink is any drink that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of pure alcohol. Below are different drink sizes, each containing approximately the same amount of alcohol and counting as a single standard drink. The examples serve as starting point for comparison.

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You may hear some people claim that they have a "high tolerance" and can handle more alcohol than others. There are two distinct things to consider in order to understand what tolerance IS and what it IS NOT.

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What Is Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) refers to the percent of alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) in a person's blood stream. A BAC of .10% means that an individual's blood supply contains one part alcohol for every 1000 parts blood.