Alcohol is common in societies all over the world, though if not consumed in moderation it can increase the risk of harmful health and environmental conditions.
Excessive alcohol use is common in two forms: heavy drinking and binge drinking. The consumption of alcohol for men and women differs by how it affects the body; therefore, the definition of these two forms of excessive alcohol use varies by gender.
“Excessive alcohol use is common in two forms: heavy drinking and binge drinking.”
Heavy & Binge Drinking
- Men: More than two drinks per day
- Women: More than one drink per day
- Men: Five or more drinks in a single occasion
- Women: Four or more drinks in a single occasion
Binge drinking is when alcohol is consumed with the purpose of becoming drunk. Excessive use of alcohol can lead to health problems such as liver disease or unintentional injuries like vehicle accidents.
Healthy Communities Initiative
The Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) was founded in 2003. The goal of the HCI is to reduce and prevent alcohol and other drug misuse among all populations in Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties.Our mission is to educate and support activities which focus on reducing and preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse and misuse in Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties.
HCI is receives grant funding from the following sources:
Drug Free Communities
Region 4 Behavioral Health Systems
Provided through HCI, RBST (Responsible Beverage Service Training) is useful for any business that serves or sells alcohol. Courses provide information and skills training that are specific to your job while providing benefits like reduced vulnerability to lawsuits and lower insurance premiums. Training can help sellers and servers spot underage drinkers and competently handle confrontation with intoxicated patrons.