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Risky Behaviors

21 Shots for Your 21st Birthday

Drinking 21 shots of alcohol in one sitting can be life-threatening for anyone. It's dangerous and it can kill you!

The average shot is 1.5 ounces and has at least 30% alcohol. An average person weighing 150 pounds who drinks 21 shots of liquor over 4 hours will have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .42. A BAC of .30 can lead to complete unconsciousness, depressed or absent reflexes, subnormal body temperature, incontinence, and impairment of circulation and respiration; furthermore, a BAC of .42 can be lethal.

Power Hour

Power Hour involves taking a shot of beer every 60 seconds for one hour.  One shot of beer every 60 seconds in one hour is the equivalent of 7.5 beers.

Pub Crawl

A pub crawl is typically a group of people going from one bar to another consuming large amounts of alcohol.

Alcohol & Energy Drinks

Potential danger comes from mixing a stimulant (caffeine) with a depressant (alcohol). Top reasons why mixing caffeine or energy drinks with alcohol is a really bad idea:

  1. Mixing caffeine and alcohol can increase the risk of alcohol poisoning. Since caffeine makes people feel "less drunk" than they really are, they tend to drink more than they should.
  2. Mixing alcohol and caffeine can make your heart rate and blood pressure rise.
  3. Caffeine can make you feel energetic even if you’re drunk. Why is this dangerous? Because people can be "tricked" into thinking they are alert enough to do things like drive a car when they really aren't.
  4. Caffeine and alcohol are both diuretics, leading to dehydration (and really bad hangovers).
  5. Adding caffeine to alcohol can make drinking alcohol all the more addictive.