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Copy of Educational Technology

An overview of what this course will cover.

Kara Johnson

on 11 May 2010

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The Hidden Epidemic Of Young Alcoholics What is Alcoholism? Kara Johnson
May 10th
Senior Seminar I Love College Stages of Alcoholism College Drinking 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes

Stage 1
Frequent blackouts


Increased tolerance for alcohol

Sporadic loss of control

Playing the “blame game”

Sneaking extra drinks before social functions

Chronic hangovers. Vague spiritual desires
Persistent remorse
Moral deterioration
Realization of the loss of control
Manifestation of indefinable fears
Alcoholic psychosis
Impaired thinking
Delirium tremens
Significant devaluation of personal relationships
Unreasonable hostility towards others
An obsession with drinking
The collapse of the alibi system
Auditory and visual hallucinations Increased tolerance for alcohol

A lack of recognition by the person that he/she is in the early stages of alcoholism

Gross drinking behaviors

A conscious effort to seek out more and more drinking opportunities

An ability to drink large amounts of alcohol without any impairment and drinking becoming an escape from stress and problems. Avoidance of family and friends
Decrease in alcohol tolerance
Serious relationship, financial, and work-related problems
Neglect of certain necessities such as food and shelter
The development of an alibi system that will create excuses for their drinking
Aggressive behavior
Taking “eye-openers”
Increasing tremors
Loss of interests
Physical deterioration
Loss of control becoming evident as a pattern
Half-hearted attempts to seek medical help
Frequent violent or destructive behavior
An increase in failed promises, unreasonable resentments, and problems with the law
Loss of willpower Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Underage drinking is a major problem in the United States, with serious consequences down the road. Many young people, especially college students who are becoming dependent on the bottle are setting themselves up to travel down the road to alcoholism. Downward Spiral of Drinking Social Drinking Dependency Addiction Binge Drinking Bad grades Job Loss Heath Complications Depression DUI STD's Impaired judgement Rock bottom What is Alcoholics Anonymous ? Membership Sponsorship How it Works My Observations The Group Health Complications Unintentional injuries (e.g., car crashes, falls, burns, drowning).
Intentional injuries (e.g., firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence).
Alcohol poisoning.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Unintended pregnancy.
Children born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
High blood pressure, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Liver disease.
Neurological damage.
Sexual dysfunction.
Poor control of diabetes. Binge drinking is associated with many health problems, including but not limited to; “I realized that I needed to listen more than I needed to talk”

“I wasn’t an alcoholic until I hit my rock bottom”

“I stay sober one day at a time.”

“They told me I should love my wife, but the only way I would ever love her is if I saw her hanging from a rope”

“The only thing I loved was the bottle. I didn’t even love myself.
Jose (in reference to Jose Curevo) became my everything. My family, my best friend, my lover, my protector. Well. . . I didn’t have anyone else in my life at the time.”

“You see the AA (on the building) and you know you have friends there”

“These halls keep me sober” The 12 Steps 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol; that our lives had become
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we
understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature
of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make
amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do
so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly
admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with
God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us
and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our

Brain Damage Alcohol contracts brain tissue and depresses the central nervous system.
Alcohol destroys brain cells and unlike many other types of cells in the body, brain cells do not regenerate.
Excessive drinking such as binge drinking can over a prolonged period of time can cause serious problems with cognition and memory.

The cerebral cortex

The limbic system

The cerebellum
The hypothalamus

The medulla
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome What does it take? How do you Join? What is a sponsor? Requirements Why have one? Authority The Program The 12 Steps Attendence What goes on? The Greeley Chapter of AA The People How did I decide to focus on young alcoholics? So What? More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall
About 5 percent of 4-year college students are involved with the police or campus security as a result of their drinking and an estimated 110,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence 31 percent of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6 percent for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to questionnaire-based self-reports about their drinking 2.1 million students between the ages of 18 and 24 drove under the influence of alcohol last year
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