5 IN 2 CAMPAIGN
5 in 2 is a binge-drinking prevention program that focuses on bringing awareness to the potential consequences of binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that brings someone’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 or higher. Binge drinking occurs when:
- Those assigned male at birth consume 5 or more standard drinks in 2 hours or less
- Those assigned female at birth consume 4 or more standard drinks in 2 hours or less
Drinking any amount of alcohol can be harmful, but crossing over into binge drinking increases the risk of acute harm, such as blackouts and overdoses. Because of the impairments caused by high levels of alcohol in the body, binge drinking also increases the likelihood of other potentially deadly consequences, such as falls, burns, car crashes, drownings, and other unintentional injuries. Long term, a pattern of binge drinking could lead to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and liver disease; cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon; memory and learning problems; and alcohol use disorders.
5 IN 2 SNOW CONES
In collaboration with CARPOOL, Health Promotion will be in Rudder Plaza on September 12 from 12 - 2 p.m. testing students' knowledge of alcohol through our educational activity. If you answer our questions correctly, you and a friend will be awarded a snow cone and some 5 in 2 related swag, including but not limited to hats, shirts, and stickers!
5 IN 2 FIELD DAY
Join us for our festive field day with fun games and mocktails! We’ll be testing your alcohol knowledge, so the more you know, the more you’ll have a chance to win some 5 in 2 themed swag! We’ll be on the turf area in front of the Student Services Building on October 25 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Health Promotion and Intramural Sports for our annual Binge Drinking is Bad Bull Cornhole Tournament. Your alcohol safety knowledge will give your team an advantage! Free swag will be available to everyone who participates. More details to come soon.