December 29, 2017 Mellisa McColley

MYTHS AND FACTS ON ALCOHOL

 

The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Anyone under the age of 21 in possession of alcohol can be cited for a second-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to costly court fees, fines and other lasting consequences. Selling alcohol to anyone under 21 or buying alcohol for anyone under 21 is also a misdemeanor.

Know the facts about alcohol consumption:

Myth: Coffee can sober up someone who has had too much to drink.

Fact: Only time sobers. It takes about one hour for your body to process each drink.

Myth: Hard liquor is more intoxicating than beer or wine.

Fact: A 12-ounce can of beer, a five-ounce glass of wine, a 12-ounce wine cooler contain the same amount of alcohol and the same intoxication potential as 1 1/2 oz. of liquor.

Myth: Someone who has had too much to drink will look intoxicated.

Fact: Someone’s physical appearance can be misleading. One drink can impair someone’s ability to drive. Judgment is the first thing affected when someone has been drinking and important motor skills are next.

 

 

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