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  • 1 out of 5 teens says Instagram makes them feel worse about themselves

  • According to a 2021 WSJ Article, Facebook’s own internal research shows that Instagram can worse:

    • Body image

    • Mental illness

    • Addiction to Instagram/phone

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What is the Social Host Law?

Connecticut has a Social Host Law, which makes the property owner/renter responsible if anyone underage is drinking on their property. So even if you didn't know that kids were sneaking your alcohol, you can get charged with a Class A Misdemeanor: 

  • $2000 fine

  • up to 1 year in jail

  • or both!

So... Lock Your Liquor!

How much is a standard drink? 

In the United States, a "standard" drink contains about 14 grams of alcohol. That's the amount in:

  • 12 oz of beer (if the beer is 5% Alcohol by Volume)

  • 5 oz of wine (if the wine is 12% Alcohol)

  • 1.5 oz (1 shot) of liquor (if the liquor is 40% Alcohol, aka 80 proof)

A regular size wine bottle contains about 5 standard drinks. Drinks in restaurants are often 2 or more "standard" drinks. For example, wine may come in 6oz-9oz amounts. A cocktail often contains 2 shots. Learn more & get tools for making changes at Rethinking Drinking.

What are good educational resources?

For Kids: Ask Listen Learn 

How many drinks are safe?

  • In CT, an adult is legally intoxicated if their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level is 0.8. A person under age 21 is legally intoxicated if their BAC is 0.2. 

  • Sex and weight affect how fast the body metabolizes alcohol. (See BAC graphic below.)

  • The average adult American female will reach a BAC of 0.8 between 2 and 3 standard drinks.

  • The average adult American male will reach a BAC of 0.8 after 3 standard drinks.  

  • It takes the body about 1 3/4 hours to process one standard drink.

  • Binge drinking is when people consume 4-5 (or more) drinks within 2 hours--far more than the body can process. Health effects can include overdose, brain damage, and death. 

  • See CT's Driving Under the Influence laws here.

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