DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT, DRIVING RISK AND ETHNO-PHARMACOLOGY. PREVENTION AND CONTROL/REALITIES AND ASPIRATIONS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE. JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 6TH 1988, OSLO, NORWAY. VOLUME 1

The education of bartenders and servers in licensed establishments to assist them in detecting and dealing with likely impaired customers should continue to be encouraged. More emphasis must be placed on monitoring by drinkers themselves. A system of record of drinks served should be instituted in licesnsed establishments even if drinks are paid for individually and not put on a tab. Counting drinks would be a common and reasonably effective monitoring process and should be both encouraged and actively assisted. There needs to be more education and emphasis on the part played by elapsed drinking time in establishing BAC Levels. Many persons view drinking primarily in terms of quantity and current BAC calculation charts are too complex for many to bother with. Stopping drinking an hour or so before leaving or switching to non-alcohol drinks such as coffee did not appear to be effectively used countermeasures against BAC accumulation by those who reported employing such tactics. Evidently there may be lack of knowledge or understanding concerning how slowly alcohol is purged from the body once consumption has occurred.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Directorate Prevention Alcohol & Drug Pro

    Thv Meyers Gate 72
    N-0552 Oslo 5,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, P J
    • ROTHE, J P
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00493922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM