Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse
  • Overview of Alcohol Abuse
    • Alcohol is depressant contains intoxicating ingredients such as ethanol which is found in liquids such as beer, wine, and liquor. These ingredients have the ability to make rational decisions, motor function, and response time. However, the degree of intensity to which it affects an individual depends on various factors such as age, gender, race, physical condition, etc.
    • Specifically, alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that affects an individual’s health, academics, relationships, and work. Alcohol abuse can lead to:
      • Failure to fulfill responsibilities
      • Continued drinking regardless of worsened outcomes
      • Alcohol abuse

If you are concerned about yourself, a friend, or roommate, contact PIER 21 for information about drinking responsibly. To speak with a provider about your concerns, make an appointment at the Student Health Services.

For more information, visit the CDC website here.