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Got questions about alcohol? Our experts have answers

Alcohol experts answer some common questions about drinking.
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Ask the doc: “When can drinking too much water be dangerous?”

A physician explains how to determine the amount of water you really need.
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5 ways to help yourself and others navigate the drinking scene

How to turn down (and respond when someone turns down) a drink.
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How to be there for a friend when they’ve had too much to drink

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music and chatting, and perhaps some people are drinking. You notice one of them has had...

Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

“Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?” —Taylor, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to do well...
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The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

 Ever wonder how alcohol gets people drunk? Let’s look at the science behind it.Alcohol is made using a process called fermentation (in which yeast breaks sugar down into ethanol). As someone drinks, ethanol makes...

Quiz: What’s your bystander style?

 Bystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our friends and communities. When we see that someone is experiencing unwanted attention or pressure, we have a variety of ways we can...

4 ways to talk about drinking that’ll actually work

 There are plenty of reasons for not wanting to drink: You’ve got homework to do, you’re worried about getting in trouble, or maybe you just don’t feel like it. So when someone hands you...

Do you drink? Exploring the reasons behind your choices

Rate this article and enter to winFor real though—not everyone drinks in high school. You’ve probably heard teen drinking talked about a lot so it’s easy to think everyone is doing it, but research...
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Ask the college student: How do you stay social in college without drinking, partying,...

“How do you stay social in college without drinking, partying, or losing study time?”—Taylor, sophomore, Indianapolis, IndianaThere are a lot of ways to meet people and be social without drinking and hurting your study...