Myth: Binge Drinking is 10 or
Fact: Binge drinking is 4-5 drinks
in a two-hour span.
Myth: Alcohol Canít Hurt Me
Fact: An estimated 7,000 people
under the age of 21 die from
alcohol-related injuries every year.
This includes alcohol poisoning,
which can lead to coma and death.
Myth: Alcoholism Only Affects
Fact: Young binge drinkers often
become old binge drinkers. Teens who
begin binge drinking in their teens
are more likely to develop long-term
Myth: I Canít Get in Trouble for
Fact: Possessing alcohol in Santa
Cruz when youíre underage can lead
to misdemeanor fines and driverís
Myth: Coffee Can Sober Me Up
Fact: Drinking coffee or taking a
shower won't help sober you up. Only
time rids the body of alcohol.
Myth: The relaxed attitude to
alcohol consumption in Europe leads
to lower rates of alcohol abuse and
Fact: European countries have high
rates of alcoholism and higher rates of
health problems related to alcohol,
including cirrhosis of the liver and