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Come On and Raise Your Glass …
For Alcohol Education!

It’s not what you might be thinking: We certainly aren’t recommending that you imbibe any alcohol; but we do recommend you raise one of our alcohol education glasses!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, making it a great time to focus on alcohol education and consider the serious consequences of alcohol abuse.

Alcohol abuse is a major worldwide health threat, resulting in more than 3 million deaths each year, a number which represents more than 5 percent of all deaths. In the United States, more than 140,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol abuse a leading cause of preventable death. Alcohol abuse contributes to more than 200 diseases and injury-related conditions, resulting in negative physical, behavioral, social, legal, and financial consequences.

Alcohol is readily available, so it may be easy to forget that alcohol is a drug, and, for many people, alcohol is clearly the drug of choice.

For these reasons, raising awareness of the negative consequences of alcohol abuse is essential. Health Edco has a wide range of engaging alcohol education materials, activities, and teaching tools that drive home the negative health and social outcomes of alcohol misuse and abuse.

Read on to learn about three of our alcohol education teaching resources that feature glasses to raise for alcohol education and awareness!

DrinkAware™ Display

When viewers raise one of the glasses in our DrinkAware Display, they’ll see clear examples of a standard drink and get a better understanding of what is meant by moderate drinking in comparison with heavy drinking and binge drinking. For many viewers, it’s a major reality check to learn that a standard drink doesn’t just equate to the amount of liquid in their alcohol glass or bottle!

The display features durable plastic models of a 12-ounce beer with 5 percent alcohol, a 12-ounce cooler with 5 percent alcohol, a 1.9-ounce gin and vermouth martini with 32 percent alcohol, and a 1.5-ounce shot of spirits with 40 percent alcohol. Each model represents an example of a standard drink, which contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol.

So, how much alcohol is too much? Per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: It is not recommended for any reason that nondrinkers start drinking alcohol. Women who are or may be pregnant and people under the age of 21 should not drink alcohol. Adults who choose to consume alcohol should do so in moderation, which means consuming up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men on those days when alcohol is consumed.

Drunk & Dangerous™ Beverage Set

Raise the plastic beer mug, glass of wine, or martini in the Drunk & Dangerous Beverage Set, and viewers will get startling alcoholic proof of the reality of what can happen if they drink and drive.

Each plastic glass contains a model of a smashed car suspended in simulated alcohol, representing a potential outcome of driving under the influence of alcohol. The plastic alcohol glasses serve as a great way to promote discussion about the devastating, life-altering consequences that can occur when alcohol-impaired drivers get behind the wheel.

Drunk & Dangerous™ Package (With Glasses or Goggles)

Why not raise a plastic champagne glass to drive home the lessons of drunken driving even further?

A set of five plastic champagne glasses comes with our Drunk & Dangerous Remote Control Car, which is available on its own or as part of our complete alcohol education Drunk & Dangerous Package (With Goggles) or (With Glasses). With each package, students wear the vision-impairing Drunk & Dangerous Glasses or DW Eyes Goggles (each which re-creates the visual distortion, loss of perception, and lack of control that impair drunken drivers) as they attempt to steer the remote control car through an obstacle course created by setting up the five plastic champagne glasses as traffic cones. Students quickly learn that alcohol intoxication affects perception and coordination, making them a danger to themselves and others if they attempt to drive.

Each Drunk & Dangerous Package (With Goggles) or (With Glasses) also includes the Drunk & Dangerous Beverage Set and presentation notes with student activities and discussion points.

Find More Engaging Alcohol Education Resources

From 3-D models that highlight the physical dangers of alcohol abuse to comprehensive alcohol education folding displays and activities, Health Edco has a wide range of engaging teaching tools to promote alcohol awareness. Find the perfect materials to meet your group’s need in our website’s section dedicated to alcohol education materials and activities.

The information contained in this newsletter is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional.

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