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 focuses on what alcohol actually is and differentiates myths from facts. If you have ever wondered if there is such thing as strong or soft alcohol, or if a nap will get you sober, or perhaps if food will eliminate alcohol from your body, this is the course for you. This 6-part course will equip you with the basic knowledge about alcohol, how drinking could affect you, and how to drink responsibly. Let's get started."”
Are you of the legal or purchasing age in your country?
We would like to welcome you to this e-learning module dedicated to alcohol and responsible drinking.
What is an alcohol beverage?
What spirits, wine and beer do have in common?
In your opinion, what defines the strength of an alcohol drink?
In your opinion, are there hard and soft alcohol drinks?
In your opinion, how long does it take an average adult to process one unit of alcohol?
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.
Gender is important, but which of these other factors may also affect how alcohol is processed by your body?
The effects of drinking alcohol
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.
Do you know how alcohol affects you when you are having a drink?
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?
Being a responsible drinker When consumed responsibly, alcohol beverages can contribute to enjoyment and pleasure, and bring people together. Irresponsible drinking, on the other hand, can result in serious health issues and social harm.
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.
**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
You can find tips on how to be a responsible host and a responsible guest in the briefcase at the end of the course.
Truth and Myth
Eating fatty foods prevents you from getting drunk.
Drinking coffee reduces the level of alcohol in the body.
Having a nap eliminates the alcohol in the body.
Alcohol increases sexual performance.
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can increase health risks.
Mixing alcohol with medications or drugs is a dangerous combination.
You will have to answer 10 questions. Be as specific as possible, every detail counts.
Which of these contains more alcohol?
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?