The Truth About Holiday Spirits: How to Celebrate Safely This Season

Provides information and debunks myths about how alcohol affects individuals. The brief was published specifically for the holiday season, when celebratory drinking is high. This fact sheet discusses how quickly the effects of alcohol consumption begin; how long they last; and how people can plan for a safe holiday season.

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