Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Online quiz tests alcohol serving size knowledge

With more holiday celebrations comes more alcohol and, for people who choose to drink, it's not always easy to know exactly how much one is consuming. To help people be more aware of how many drinks really are in their favorite cocktail, MHealthy created the Alcohol Serving Size Challenge at www.mhealthy.umich.edu/alcohol-challenge.

"This challenge is a fun, anonymous way for people to raise their awareness about the amount of alcohol in various types of drinks," says Teresa Herzog Mourad, MHealthy Alcohol Management program coordinator. "For example, the average holiday cocktail can have two shots in it, which is really two drinks."

MHealthy offers a free, confidential alcohol management program for U-M faculty and staff with mild to moderate alcohol problems. For more information, call 734-998-2017 or visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/alcohol.