Alcohol and Responsible Drinking

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Free

By UNITAR
8 Lessons
4.8
(17 reviews)

Think you know all there is to know about alcohol? Think again!   This course focuses on what is alcohol and differentiates myths from facts. For example, is there such a thing as strong or soft alcohol? Will a nap get you sober? Will food eliminate alcohol from your body? This course will equip you with the basic knowledge about alcohol, how drinking could affect you, and how to drink responsibly.

From the author:This course will equip you with the basic knowledge about alcohol, how drinking could affect you, and how to drink responsibly.

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Lessons

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  1. Age Check
  2. 0. Welcome!
  3. 1. What's an alcohol beverage?
  4. 2. How is alcohol processed by your body?
  5. 3. The effects of drinking alcohol
  6. 4. Let’s talk about responsible drinking
  7. 5. Truth and Myth
  8. 6. Assess your knowledge on alcohol and responsible drinking!

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Alcohol and Responsible Drinking course excerpts

0. Welcome!

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

We would like to welcome you to this e-learning module dedicated to alcohol and responsible drinking.

This course has been developed by Pernod Ricard and donated for educational purposes aimed at promoting responsible drinking and driving

0. Welcome!

1. What's an alcohol beverage?

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

What spirits, wine and beer do have in common?

In your opinion, what defines the strength of an alcohol drink?

1. What's an alcohol beverage?

In your opinion, are there hard and soft alcohol drinks?

2. How is alcohol processed by your body?

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

In your opinion, how long does it take an average adult to process one unit of alcohol?

2. How is alcohol processed by your body?

It takes an average adult approximately 1 hour to process one unit of alcohol: alcohol is broken down by two important enzymes (ADH and ALDH) and eliminated from the body. How long it takes depends on ** how large the drink is**, on your body size and weigh, if you are a man or a woman , and on several other factors. We will discuss these in the next section. But watch out! The more alcohol you drink, the longer it will take to process!

# Now, let's find out more about how alcohol affects people.

2. How is alcohol processed by your body?

Gender is important, but which of these other factors may also affect how alcohol is processed by your body?

3. The effects of drinking alcohol

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

Drinking alcohol can have immediate and long-term effects on your body. This depends on how much, how often and for how long people drink.

3. The effects of drinking alcohol

Over the long term, regular drinking, particularly if it is heavy, may affect your physical and mental health. Are any of the following diseases affected by regular heavy drinking over the long term? If so, which ones?

In your opinion, can frequent heavy drinking affect any of these mental health conditions? If so, which ones?

4. Let’s talk about responsible drinking

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

What does 'being a responsible drinker' mean?

Want to test your drinking pattern? Download the AUDIT Test You can also access this file in the Briefcase located on the lesson menu.

4. Let’s talk about responsible drinking

**Few tips **: Let's say you are organizing a dinner with your friends on Saturday. What would make you a responsible host?

A few tips on how to be a responsible host and guest

4. Let’s talk about responsible drinking

You can find tips on how to be a responsible host and a responsible guest in the briefcase at the end of the course.

5. Truth and Myth

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

Eating fatty foods prevents you from getting drunk.

5. Truth and Myth

Drinking coffee reduces the level of alcohol in the body.

5. Truth and Myth

Having a nap eliminates the alcohol in the body.

5. Truth and Myth

Alcohol increases sexual performance.

5. Truth and Myth

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can increase health risks.

5. Truth and Myth

Mixing alcohol with medications or drugs is a dangerous combination.

5. Truth and Myth

6. Assess your knowledge on alcohol and responsible drinking!

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course - Lesson Excerpt

You will have to answer 10 questions. Be as specific as possible, every detail counts.

6. Assess your knowledge on alcohol and responsible drinking!

Which of these contains more alcohol?

6. Assess your knowledge on alcohol and responsible drinking!

There are situations in which no one should drink alcohol. Can you identify them?

You are organizing a dinner with your friends, what would make you a responsible host?

Over the long term, regular drinking, particularly if it is heavy, may increase risk of which cancers?

The effects of drinking alcohol: which of the following statements are true?

Eating and drinking: which of the following statements is true?

In your opinion, what defines the strenght of an alcohol drink?

Alcohol and Responsible Drinking Course Author

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