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Alcohol and Drug Awareness

At AUM, we are committed to your success. Don't let alcohol and drugs get in the way. AUM's drug and alcohol policies, prevention education and programs support our mission of academic achievement with the goal of fostering social development and maturity.

Below you can find information to educate and empower you to make responsible decisions regarding alcohol and drugs.

Alcohol: The Facts

  • According to College Prevention Drinking (2012), 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die annually from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle accidents. 
  •  599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are injured under the influence of alcohol (College Prevention Drinking, 2012). 
  • About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall (College Prevention Drinking, 2012).

Alcohol Myths

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What is a Standard Drink?

Not all drinks are created equal. One standard drink contains about 14 grams (about 0.6 fluid ounces) of pure alcohol. Below are some approximate drink equivalents:

  • 12 oz. of beer or cooler
  • 8-9 oz. of malt liquor
  • 5 oz. of table wine
  • 3-4 oz. of fortified wine
  • 2-3 oz. of cordial, liqueur or aperitif
  • 1.5 oz. of brandy or spirits