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From the first know alcohol beverage, honey mead found in 8000 B.C., to the brands advertised online today, alcohol has been a consumable product. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that doesn't mix well with driving or operating machinery. For those over the age of 21, alcohol can be legally consumed though any amount can be dangerous for some people at any age. Alcohol comes in many consumable forms and strengths and the way it is consumed is of great interest to college officials. Alcohol intoxication brings on a loss of inhibition, judgment, coordination and reaction bringing on a host of negative consequences for the user and those around.

In the state of Alabama, one 21 or over is legally intoxicated after reaching a blood alcohol concentration of (BAC) .08. This is roughly equal to 4-5 drinks for the average person. For those under 21 it is illegal to possess or consume alcohol at any measurable amount (.02 in Alabama).


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Auburn University Student Counseling Services
Contact: David Hodge, Counselor
Last updated: June 22, 2001