Alcohol Facts for Making Decisions

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Our Alcohol Facts for Making Decisions provides accurate, up-to-date information to help employees make smart decisions about drinking. In the course you will learn the following alcohol facts:

Facts About Beverage Alcohol Content and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Learn about the typical alcohol level in different types of drinks: beer, wine, and various liquors. Less beverage can still mean more alcohol, depending on the type of beverage. Most of us can probably think of one or two past experiences that characterize this lesson.

We explain how the alcohol content of a drink affects your blood alcohol concentration, the higher alcohol content beverages obviously raising your BAC more.

The Different Levels of Intoxication and The Risks Associated With Heavy and/or Rapid Drinking

Different levels of intoxication come with different signs. We discuss what the signs mean for your intoxication level. Then we discuss the dangers of going too far too fast when it comes to alcohol.

Your body can only handle so much in a certain amount of time. Push the limits on that, and you may not like the outcome, especially if it is affecting your ability to carry out DOT safety sensitive positions.

The Factors That Can Affect or Exacerbate Impairment From Alcohol

We discuss the various factors that can lead to greater impairment from alcohol. Some people are more susceptible to alcohol’s intoxicating effects than others.

Learn why that is in the DOT course. Also, we discuss how to address these factors, possibly mitigating some of the negative effects of alcohol.

The Different Drinking Behaviors

Abstinence, moderation, abuse, and dependence. We give you an overview of each behavior, highlighting the signs and indicators of each. We propose either abstinence, and, for those who find that notion absurd, moderation.

Abuse, more often than not, results in a dependence. And if you become dependent on alcohol, or any drug for that matter, the choices and decisions you make, all revolving around alcohol, are outrageous. And that will never be tolerated in a DOT safety sensitive position.

An Assessment of Your Own Drinking Behavior

We use the CAGE tool so that you can evaluate your own drinking behavior. You will learn where you fall on the drinking spectrum, assuming you answer honestly!

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