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Keeping you responsible: the one drink per hour rule

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Keeping you responsible: the one drink per hour ruleIn today’s world, if one uses alcohol, there is a constant exhortation to “Drink Responsibly!” But what exactly is responsible alcohol use?

To be responsible, most of us would accept, is to take ownership for our behaviour, and to take ownership of the effects of our behaviour on others. To use something responsibly, be it a car, or a hunting rifle, or a substance like alcohol or drugs, would be to use that thing in a way that did no harm either to ourselves or to anyone else.

So how can you ensure that when you use alcohol you …

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The best reason to stay sober

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student holding booksAs a university student, I struggle to live up to my own expectations, my parents’ dreams for me and my friends’ assumptions, all on a daily basis. I know from experience that it’s a challenging time, but I also know that throwing alcohol into the mix won`t help me figure things out. Alcohol will only complicate things further by confusing you about who you really are: the sober you or the drunk you.

Drinking may help you relax your nerves, but it will also make you lose control. You will become ‘the drunk’ or the people laughing at the ridiculous drunk. Staying sober will help you avoid becoming either of …

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The shocking truth about university drinking

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Young person thinkingThe start of the college and university year for many teens and young adults marks their first foray into the world of post-secondary education. It’s a heady experience, for first year students especially, as they trade the high school scene for the “grown up” environment of campus life. Of course this experience is even more intense for those who live in residence and away from parents and home. Unfortunately, a large part of this experience is the expected and encouraged consumption of large amounts of alcohol. A move into college or university life is seen as a rite of passage, and pub crawls, keg parties, and fraternity and sorority initiations …

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Impaired driving – it’s not just about booze anymore

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Impaired drivingImpaired driving used to be known as, simply, drunk driving. Booze, slurring, weaving, and driving home a pal who had ‘one too many’ were the simple clues we needed to identify when to stay out of the driver’s seat. Things aren’t so cut and dried anymore. Impaired driving happens for many reasons: alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription and over-the-counter medication, texting, and lack of sleep.

For many of us, driving is an essential and daily activity that we end up sharing with friends, loved ones, and complete strangers. That makes driving both a personal and a communal activity and because of this, the overarching principle of not being a danger to yourself and others speaks to many of us. We all …

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Talking to adult children about alcohol

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An article recently caught my attention. It is the latest chapter in a familiar tragic tale that seems to have no end. Early one morning, a group of seven young adults were crammed into a pickup truck. I can hear the jokes, the laughter, and shouts of glee that must have come from that vehicle as the group drove through a picturesque forest in Mason County, WA. I can also hear that joyful sound coming to an abrupt stop when the driver lost control of the truck. You see, they slammed into a tree and two of the passengers riding in the bed of the truck were ejected and died in that forest. The investigators’ statement on this tragedy: they …

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