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Alcohol prezi

For our wellbeing class at school

Ben Maltbbe

on 15 June 2010

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Alcohol The physical effects of alcohol Alcohol has different effects on the body depending on the individual's BAC (or Blood Alcohol Level). These include: at a BAC of 0.01-0.05 There is very little change in the physical appearance or behaviour of someone with this blood alcohol level. at a BAC of 0.03-0.12 At this stage the person will begin to feel mild euphoria and increased self-confidence and will experience impaired judgement. Their sensory motor skills will also be impaired. at a BAC of 0.09-0.25 The individual will experience emotional instability impairment of memory and decreased sensitory response. Their reaction times will increase and they will experice difficulty with vision, incoordination and impaired balance. at a BAC of 0.18-0.30 The person will now be disoriented and confused. Their emotions will be exaggerated and their perception of color, form, motion and dimensions will change. Their pain threshold is increased and they experience decreased muscular coordination and slurred speech.
at a BAC of 0.25-0.40 Reasons for Drinking There has been a lot of research conducted into why people take alcohol, as it is a rising issue in today’s society. Research now shows that the standout reason as to why people choose to drink is at social events as a group. The next most popular reasons in order are: They like the taste, they want to feel at ease, and then to get intoxicated. Peer pressure is also a leading cause as to why younger people drink.
Reasons for NOT Drinking Many people choose not to drink for many reasons. Most because they do not like the taste or prefer other drinks and some know that it would be better if they don’t, as they can take too many, and don’t drink for that reason. It is more a personal choice of the person to not to drink and most are firm about their decision. Teens who choose not to drink may be pressured into drinking if their social group is, as their younger mind is not so sure of situation.
by Ben Maltby & Tim Nasteka Binge drinking is the drinking of the large volume of alcohol in a short period of time for the sole purpose of becoming intoxicated. The percentage of people who binge drink is approximately 6 percent, though the percentage of teenagers who binge drink is approximately 9%.
BinGe Drinking whY binGe drink? The main reason why people binge drink is the pressure put on them by many alcoholic companies that make it seem great to drink, as well as the pressure from peers and other social pressure. Others may binge drink for the experience of the feeling, to reduce stress, or to appear more mature.
risky behaviours Teenagers can become involved in many risky behaviours when under the influence of alcohol as their frontal lobe, which deals with the risks that people take, does not function properly. Risky behaviour includes drink-driving, suicide, homicide, swimming and other risky behaviours. The results of many of these are bodily harm and even death! Teenagers may also engage in risky sexual behaviour and drugs.
StrateGies to staY saFe To keep safe against drinking teenagers should:
Eat a good meal before drinking alcohol, which limits how quickly alcohol is absorbed and will also restrict your drinking.
Drink at least one glass of water before hand to satisfy your thirst.
Take a non-alcoholic beverage in-between every alcoholic drink.
Do not participate in rounds or drinking contests.
Do not fill the glass before it is finished.
Do not drink to get intoxicated.
Take care of your drink to ensure it does not become spiked.
When alcohol is consumed by a person it passes down the oesophagus through the stomach through to the small intestine. A small amount of alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane but the vast majority enters the bloodstream through the walls of the small intestine. As it is water soluble alcohol is absorbed into the blood very quickly and is rapidly transported around the body. The amount of alcohol absorbed into a person’s bloodstream is known as their BAC content ‘their Blood Alcohol Content), as described in the Physical Effects of Alcohol.

How is alcohol Processed bY the body? a messaGe From Parents: A message to parents to protect their children from binge-drinking:
Introduce a youth curfew.
Ensure they are in good company.
Have a responsible adult go with your child.
LeGal Blood Alcohol Limit P-Plated drivers are not permitted to drive a car with any alcohol in their bloodstream – their BAC must equal zero or their licence can be disqualified or they can face other charges. The same rules apply for drivers of heavy trucks, buses, trains and trams and for motorcyclists in their first year of riding. For all other drivers the legal BAC is 0.05, and penalties apply if they are caught exceeding this limit.

What would be the impact of increasinG the drinkinG aGe? If the legal drinking age was increased to 21 there would be many ramifications to general society. There would most likely be fewer road crashes, many younger people would not start drinking until their brains are better developed and older people may drink more responsibly. However, there could be other ramifications – if the drinking age was increased younger people may begin to drink earlier because they would not be able to wait to drink alcohol, and as a result of this the supply of illegal alcohol may increase making more alcohol available to younger people. Given the broad prevalence of binge drinking in the society of modern young people it may not make a big difference to the number of people drinking at a young age.
At this level the body is unable to cope with the amount of alcohol and comatosis or death can follow. Thankyou for watching our presentation Press ESC to exit
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