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Myths?


See if you can tell the myth from the truth by answering these questions:

1. The sale of Red Bull is restricted in some countries.
True or False?

2. If you have taken a few drinks and are on the legal limit itís safe to drive a car.
True or False?

3. Black coffee or cold showers are very good for sobering people up.
True or False?

4. Each year 20,000 people die in the UK as a result of drinking.
True or False?

5. Alcohol is a factor in 50% of criminal damage arrests.
True or False?

6. Cannabis is still illegal.
True or False?

7. Alcohol is a stimulant drug.
True or False?

8. The younger people are when they start to drink the more likely they are to develop some type of drink related problem.
True or False?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

1. True - The soft drink Red Bull is banned in France, classified as a medicine in Norway and until recently was only available in pharmacies in Japan.

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2. False, although there is a legal limit for the amount of alcohol a person can have in their bloodstream and still drive, there is no safe limit for drinking and driving. Your chances of having an accident are more than doubled while driving at the legal limit.

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3. False, The body can only handle one unit of alcohol per hour. Nothing can sober you up, only time. Black coffee and cold showers cannot remove the alcohol from your system.

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4. True, see our facts and figures page for more statistics.

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5. False, alcohol is a factor in 88% of criminal damage arrests. See our facts and figures page for more stats.

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6. TRUE- it  has been reclassified not legalised. Having been a Class C substance since Jan 2004, it was moved back to Class B in Feb 2009. Possession of cannabis is still therefore an arrestable offence. There are some fears in relation to cannabis and mental health so it cannot be accurately described as a harmless drug.

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7. False Alcohol is a depressant drug. This is why it is dangerous when taking alcohol to escape from problems or because one is feeling down.

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8. True, thatís why its so dangerous when young people experiment with alcohol.

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