Beer is less intoxicating than wine or distilled liquor.
FACT: One 12-oz. beer contains the
same amount of alcohol as 5 ounces of
12% wine or 1-1/2 oz. of 80 proof liquor.
Diluting hard liquor slows the absorption rates.
FACT: Diluting an alcoholic beverage
with water or fruit juice slows absorption.
Mixing alcohol with a carbonated
beverage increases absorption and intoxicates
you more quickly.
A cold shower, coffee, physical activity or fresh air will sober you up
FACT: Cold showers and coffee will
only produce a clean, wide-awake drunk. Only your liver can detoxify
alcohol. For each drink you consume, it takes approximately two hours to
A shot of brandy or whiskey will warm you up.
FACT: In moderate amounts, alcohol
dilates the small blood vessels close to the skin, giving a deceptive "glow"
of warmth. In fact, the dilated blood vessels reduce your body's ability to
guard against heat loss.
You cannot receive a ticket if you are under the influence of prescribed drugs.
FACT:Operating a vessel while under the influence of prescription drugs will make
you just as liable.
Alcohol is a stimulant.
FACT: Alcohol is a depressant. It is
absorbed directly into the blood stream through the stomach. As blood
circulates through your brain, the alcohol depresses body functions and
learned restrictions on social behavior. Judgment, balance, vision and
reaction time are affected almost immediately.