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Alcohol is the most commonly used drug, and that's no different on a college campus.

Within the last 30 days, how often do you think the typical student at VCU used Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor)?

When asked this question in Spring, 2016 here is how RAMS responded:

Graph - How often Rams thing other Rams are drinking

 

Within the last 30 days, on how many days did you use Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor)?

When asked this question in Spring 2016, here is how RAMS responded:

 

Graph - How often Rams are actually drinking

Percent of VCU students


Most RAMS use alcohol between 0-5 days each month

(The Well's health survey, Spring 2016, n=856)

How many drinks of alcohol do you think the typical student at VCU had the last time he/she “partied”/socialized? When asked this question in Spring 2016, here is how RAMS responded:

 

How much Rams think other Rams are drinking

The last time you “partied”/socialized, how many drinks did you have?

When asked this question in Spring 2016, here is how RAMS responded:

How much Rams are actually drinking

Percent of students


72% of RAMS had between 0-4 drinks that last time they "partied"/socialized

(The Well's health survey, Spring 2016, n=856)

When it comes to drinking alcohol, we know that Most RAMS aren't drinking as much or as often as you might think. We also know that RAMS who drink alcohol also like to stay safe by using one or more protective strategies like using a designated driver, eating before/during drinking, staying with the same group of friends the whole time, and keeping track of the number of drinks they have. How do we know? Find out more about The Well's research

Check out these rams using their protective strategies while drinking!

Have You Herd?

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Have you herd?


Do you know how many standard drinks is in a 1.75 liter bottle (a handle) of 80 proof alcohol?

In case you aren't sure, check out the amounts for a standard drink of wine, beer, and alcohol, or use this handy drink size calculator from Rethinking Drinking, a great website for tools and information to help you make choices about alcohol that are right for you!