Alcohol can affect each person differently. Know your number.
Your body’s reaction to alcohol is based on many factors: gender, weight, hydration level, food intake and the presence of prescription drugs. Remember all drinks are not created equally.
Drinking under the age of 21 is illegal.
Underage folks are encouraged to make the call in a life-threatening emergency even if they have been consuming alcohol and/or drugs. Many jurisdictions provide limited legal immunity for underage persons involved.
Binge drinking is consuming a large quantity of alcohol in a short period of time.
Simple guideline: when a female has 4 drinks in a 2-hour period or when a male has 5 drinks in a 2-hour period.