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Loss can take many forms. Some are obvious losses like the death of a loved one, a break-up, or loss of a job. Others, like moving, success (loss of striving), illness (loss of health), dropping out or graduation from school may not be so obvious but bring on the same feelings. Follow this link for suggestions on surviving, healing, and even growing from loss.

A Guide to Low-Risk Drinking for Students
The health benefits of alcohol apply mainly to people over the age of 45. For most people, more than two drinks a day does more harm than good. For low-risk drinking, remember 0, 2, 9 14. (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2004)
0 = the lowest risk of an alcohol-related problem
2 = no more than 2 standard drinks a day
9 = up to 9 standard drinks a week for women
14 = up to 14 standard drinks a week for men
Check out the details at: www.lrdg.net/guidelines.html

Do you know the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning?
  • Confusion, stupor, vomiting, seizures, slow or irregular breathing, blue-tinged skin or pale skin, low body temperature (hypothermia), unconsciousness (passing out). (www.mayoclinic.com)
Having even some of these symptoms is enough reason to seek help. A person who has become unconscious, or cannot be roused, is at risk of dying. Learn more at www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcohol-poisoning/DS00861

Assess your own drinking habits by taking an on-line self-assessment: www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcohol-use/MH00123

Last updated 4/14/2009