What's your alcohol IQ? Find out by separating the myths from the facts below:
Everyone does a “power hour” on their 21st birthday.Click or enter to reveal information below
Everyone takes shots on their 21st birthday.Click or enter to reveal information below
At the U of A, students who are 21 drink more than students who are under 21.Click or enter to reveal information below
Fact! (but not quite what you might think!)
The UA 2014 Health and Wellness Survey, which randomly sampled 1,941 undergraduate students, found that students over 21 consumed more drinks per week than students under 21 (averaging 5 drinks per week compared to 4 drinks per week). However, students over 21 reached lower levels of intoxication than students under 21 the last time they drank.
No one remembers to moderate their drinking on their 21st birthday.Click or enter to reveal information below
Rutledge PC, Park A, Sher KJ. 21st birthday drinking: Extremely extreme. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008;76(3):511-516.
Lewis MA, Patrick ME, Lee CM, Kaysen DL, Mittman A, Neighbors C. Use of protective behavioral strategies and their association to 21st birthday alcohol consumption and related negative consequences: A between- and within-person evaluation. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012;26(2): 179-186.