Drinking Impacts Your Life
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My grades are sucking.

About three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives. (NHTSA, 1999)

Alcohol and drugs can affect your grade point average. Students with D or F GPAs drink 10 or more alcoholic drinks per week while A students average 4 drinks per week. Alcohol is implicated in over 25% of all college academic problems (Alcohol and Drugs Use on American College Campuses, 03/01/13).

Weight Gain
Did you know that the average beer contains 150 calories? These empty calories are a poor source of energy and harder to burn off than regular calories. Alcohol can also stimulate your appetite. Drinking less will help you avoid unwanted weight gain.

Social Life
Did you ever think about what your breath smells like a couple of hours after pounding a few drinks? Why don't you ask the person you are trying to sweet talk? No one thinks you are fun when you are slurring your words or puking in the wastebasket. Don't be the one who gets smashed at a party and ends up embarrassing themselves or endangering themselves or others.

Alcohol use can get you into some risky situations. Did you know that 90% of all campus rapes involve alcohol? Those who use alcohol are more likely to engage in unprotected sex, which puts them at a greater risk for HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy.

Alcohol and drug use is expensive. According to Facts on Tap, the average student spends about $900 on alcohol each year and only $450 on books.

Driving under the influence can cost you up to $3000. In California, if you are under 21 and are convicted of a DUI, you may have your car taken away for 1 month and your license suspended for 1 year.

Blood Alcohol Level Calculator http://www.bloodalcoholcalculator.org/

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