Alcohol is often a prominent part of the college social scene but too often, students are harmed by the negative effects of high risk drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines high-risk drinking, also known as binge drinking as 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period for men; and 4 or more alcohol drinks in a two-hour period for women.
The consequences of alcohol abuse can lead to poor academic performance, unintentional injuries and more. The information contained in this section can help you navigate through alcohol-related resources and information specifically designed for students within the FSU community.
Reducing your risk for binge drinking can occur by identifying what is considered “A Standard Drink” and utilizing protective strategies.
Do you know what the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning? The information outlined on this page will help you identify key signs of alcohol poisoning and the dos and don’ts if you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency.
What should you do if you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning?
What Should You Not Do If You Suspect Someone Has Alcohol Poisoning?
BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is the percent of alcohol present in the blood. An absolute level can be obtained only by drawing a sample of blood. Estimates can be obtained by breathalyzers. Below is a guide to follow for men and women to reduce your risk of alcohol poisoning.
Take action if you are concerned about someone
At FSU we have a policy designed to protect students from disciplinary and conduct sanctions in such events where they need to seek medical attention for students in distress from alcohol and drug use, even if they are under 21.