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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Low-risk Drinking

Drinking in moderation will help you avoid alcohol/drug-related problems like hangovers, injuries, being a victim of a crime, memory loss (blackouts), and many regrettable behaviors like being the Creep. (See The Other Hangover for more examples.)

High-risk drinkers are more likely to make poor decisions (e.g., four times more likely to get into a fight/argument and 3.6 times more likely to get in a car and drive under the influence) and experience negative consequences (e.g., three times more likely to do poorly on a test because of alcohol/drug use).

See Boynton Health Service Survey Data for more information

Reduce the Risks. Be Proactive.

The following low-risk drinking tips and guidelines can help you and your friends avoid the likelihood of harm and negative outcomes to yourself and others.

Have a plan before you go

While you're there

When you leave


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410 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

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