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Take A Shot Q & A

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Take A Shot Q&A is a new weekly column committed to answering your questions and concerns regarding substance use.  Our goal is to provide Maverick readers with accurate information and address myths, while providing you interesting facts about various types of substance use.

Here's how it works:  Take A Shot Q&A answers REAL questions from REAL Minnesota State Mankato students.

Submitted questions are answered by Laura Herbst-Johnson, MS, CHES, CPP, the Alcohol and Drug Sanction Education Coordinator in the  Student Health Services department at Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Take A Shot Q&A Archives

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[PDF] I blacked out last weekend and I'm super embarrassed. How does this happen? (336 KiB)

[PDF] SPRING BREAK Special Edition (335 KiB)

[PDF] What are the risks of Drunkorexia, because so far I don't see anything that's not to love about getting drunk fast and saving on calories. (336 KiB)

[PDF] It's a hassle to wear my winter jacket. Is a good "booze blanket" enough to keep me warm? (335 KiB)

[PDF] I've gained weight since coming to college, but I still workout and eat healthy. Is alcohol to blame? (390 KiB)

[PDF] I'm typically a happy drunk, but I always turn crabby and aggressive when I drink rum. Am I allergic? (345 KiB)

[PDF] I got an underage consumption ticket off-campus, now I got a letter from MSU about it. Why do they care? (270 KiB)

[PDF] I blacked out my first night at college. I didn't even drink that much, how did this happen? (581 KiB)



Archives from last year (FY16)

[PDF] Sometimes my bf takes prescription pain pills when he's drinking. He says it's not a problem and he only does it when he's drinking. Should I worry? (289 KiB)

[PDF] I'm not a drinker, but I still have fun. Why is it so hard to convince my friends? (344 KiB)

[PDF] My friend never seems to get hungover, but I do. Why? (332 KiB)

[PDF] Spring Break Edition (335 KiB)

[PDF] Sh!t, I got busted drinking alcohol on campus! What happens now? (257 KiB)

[PDF] I'm worried about my friend's drinking. How should I approach this? (340 KiB)

[PDF] Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, you're in the clear. Truth? (437 KiB)

[PDF] What are some good excuses to help me turn down a drink? (319 KiB)

[PDF] Finals, Stress and Substance Abuse (308 KiB)

[PDF] Does drinking on an empty stomach save calories and get you a better buzz? (337 KiB)

[PDF] How can people instantly go from drunk to sober in a serious/scary situation? (307 KiB)

[PDF] I'm not a smoker but I like to have a cigarette or two when I'm drinking. Why does it make my hangover so much worse? (324 KiB)

[PDF] Do people really get Beer Goggles, or is it just an excuse to hook up? (335 KiB)

[PDF] Weed vs. Alcohol: Which is more dangerous? (339 KiB)

[PDF] I blacked out last weekend but my friends say I wasn't acting that drunk. How does this happen? (336 KiB)

[PDF] I love beer but don't want a beer belly. Is liquor a better choice for avoiding belly fat? (390 KiB)

[PDF] I hear a lot of tips and tricks to sober yourself up in a pinch.  What works best? (345 KiB)

[PDF] After a night of drinking I get a lot of sleep but still wake up feeling tired.  Why? (323 KiB)

[PDF] Why is it that some nights I'm a fun drunk and other nights... (320 KiB)

[PDF] How did I blackout after only three mixed drinks? (532 KiB)