Be Aware of Alcohol

Calling all EAGLES!

Wellness here– to have you think twice before you drink that fourth or fifth serving of alcohol. Did you know that on average, students spend more money on alcohol than they do on textbooks? Crazy!

Now most of you are probably thinking that we are going to hone you for drinking and tell you to not drink anymore… But you’re wrong!  Obviously there are current recommendations for drinking (1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men… and you have to be 21 years of age), but this week we want to make everyone aware of the impact alcohol can have on your life and the lives around you.

alcohol aware

So, why do we want our fellow Eagles to be mindful of the impacts of alcohol? Within the past couple of years, alcohol consumption among the youth and young adults has increased drastically. What many of us fail to realize is that alcohol use can be dangerous and detrimental not only to yourself, but to society as well. Most people know that alcohol can lead to  accidents and dependence but the long-term effects of alcohol can damage organs, compromise the immune system, and contribute to some cancers.

If you are going to partake in drinking, be smart about it: know your limit, follow the general recommendations, and never drink and drive. Make sure you have a designated driver, get a taxi, call Shuttle GUS, or call UBER!

Don’t want to get involved in the drinking scene? Statesboro has got you covered! Some fun activities you can do around the Boro include:

  • Strolling down Willie McTell Trail
  • Drinking a cup of joe while chatting with friends at local coffee shops like Three Tree Coffee, Cool Beanz, The Daily Grind, or the Starbucks on campus
  • Bringing your inner child out at the Clubhouse with a game of Lazer tag, bowling, or putt-putt.
  • Relieving stress at the RAC
  • Attending UPB’s movie nights
  • Going on Southern Adventures weekly trips
  • Cheering on the Eagles at GSU Athletic events
  • Kayaking at the Blackwater Preserve
  • Skydiving at The Jumping Place
  • Paintballing at Statesboro Paintball
  • Getting artsy at Free Spirit Pottery & Glass, and much, much, more.

If you have more questions about alcohol,follow the link and the CDC can provide you with more information. You can also look forward to future alcohol awareness events on campus by liking our page on Facebook or following us on Twitter. Go Eagles!

 

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