Prevention Education: Standard Drinks
The Standard Drink is a metric used to measure the amount of alcohol that a person intakes.
1.5 oz. of 80-proof spirits
5 oz. of wine with 7-12% alcohol content
12 oz. of beer with 4-6% alcohol content
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Prevention Education: Low-Risk Guidelines
The 0-1-2-3 Low Risk Guidelines help Soldiers make low-risk choices when it comes to alcohol and drugs.
0 Drinks if you are underage, pregnant, at risk for alcoholism or planning on operating a motor vehicle; 0 illegal or non-prescribed drugs
1 Maximum number of standard drinks in one hour
2 Maximum number of standard drinks in one day if you are a daily drinker or regular drinker
3 Maximum number of standard drinks in one day if you are an occasional drinker or drink only on special occasions
If you or a friend are making high-risk choices and/or need help, contact your Substance Abuse Program team.
• The human body is a complex machine that needs to be maintained and fine-tuned for optimal performance
• Drugs and alcohol can interfere with the human body functioning at full potential
• Consider the relationships in your lives and the influence that others have on you, as well as the influence you have on them
• Making high-risk choices with drugs and alcohol can negatively impact relationships
• Everyone has a pendulum that swings between pleasure and stress as a result of every-day actions
•Drugs and alcohol are unhealthy ways to cope with stress and can have serious negative impacts
• Everyone works on a team, in some capacity. A team needs to work as a cohesive unit to be successful
• Making high-risk choices with drugs and alcohol not only impacts the individual, but also negatively impacts the entire team, preventing the team from achieving their mission
• Leadership plays a critical role in supporting a cultural shift towards Soldiers making low-risk choices with drugs and alcohol
• It’s important that Commanders approach the subject with their Soldiers appropriately. Leaders must analyze what they say to their Soldiers and how they say it