Most UCR students choose not to drink or pace their drinks to one per hour when socializing. (NCHA 2016)
Binge Drinking can be dangerous and have unpleasant outcomes. Binge drinking is:
- Having 5 or more standard alcoholic drinks within a two hour period for people assigned male at birth.
- Having 4 or more standard alcoholic drinks within a two hour period for people assigned female at birth.
A standard drink is a 12-ouce beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of liquor
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the percent of alcohol in a person's bloodstream.
Some college students drink because they believe it will make them feel good. However, when a person's BAC reaches the "point of diminishing returns" no matter how much they drink, they won't feel better. In fact, they will feel worse. For this reason most social drinkers tent to maintain a BAC of 0.02%-0.06%
Check out this virtual bar to get an estimate BAC based on several factors
Safe Partying Tips
- Avoid alcohol and drug use
- If you drink, stick to one drink per hour
- Set a drinking limit beforehand
- Eat food and drink water before, during and after drinking
- Avoid hard liquor
- Alternate alcohol with non-alcoholic drinks
- Never mix alcohol with other drugs, even those prescribed to you
- Practice caution with edible cannabis products because they contain larger amounts of the active ingredient and can take several hours to peak
- If you see someone who has had too much to drink, keep an eye on them and step in to help as needed
- Stay at home or have a sober driver
- Always practice consensual behaviors. Never assume you have consent especially when the other person(s) are under the influence of alcohol/and or drugs
- Stay with trusted friends and have a sober friend there to help or intervene
- Pour your own drink and never accept an open container from anyone
Resources on Campus
The Well's peer education group that provides workshop and events on alcohol and substance use education. You can request a program or become a member.
A student organization that holds peer-led sobriety and recovery meetings, sober activities and community.
The eCHECKUP TO GO program is a 10- to 15-minute, confidential interactive survey designed to assess how your use of cannabis/marijuana or alcohol might be affecting your overall health and wellbeing.
Part of UCR's Healthy Campus, this committee includes students, faculty, staff and community members focused on substance use education, prevention and support.
Get one-on-one or group counseling for free.
Visit counseling.ucr.edu for more information
Student Affairs Case Management assists students dealing with mental health, academic, relationship, food insecurity and other stressful crises.
Visit casemanagement.ucr.edu for more information
Riverside County Crisis Outpatient
769 W. Blaine St. Ste B Riverside, CA 92507