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Transcript of Teen Drinking
Affects how the brain receives information from the senses Cerebral Cortex Which may cause blurry vision and difficulty in hearing, tasting, and smelling. Frontal Lobes Here, alcohol can harm a person's ability to: Plan
Use self-control This damage can be permanent... ...if alcohol is used over a long period of time. Hippocampus It can lead to short-term memory loss When it reaches the When alcohol reaches the Cause a blackout of entire events if a lot is drunk in a short period Long-term use can cause permanent memory loss and learning difficulties Cerebellum In the Alcohol interferes with the ability to: Think
Be aware of everything around oneself So it may cause loss of balance and coordination Hypothalamus In the Increased blood pressure
Increased hunger and thirst
Decreased body temperature
Decreased heart rate Medulla Alcohol interferes with this part's ability to: Maintain normal body temperature It can cause slower breathing and heart rate
If a lot of alcohol is used over a short period of time the individual can even go into a coma! Don't be a loser. Damara Basaldua
Luis Martinez And the more you drink when you're a teenager, the more your brain won't be able to develop. This WILL lead to permanent damage!!! So Why Do Teens Drink? What is Binge Drinking? A pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08g% or above.
Men- 5 or more in 2 hours
Women- 4 or more in 2 hours 1. Risk Taking Brain is not fully developed
“Need excitement” 2. Expectancies Expecting alcohol to be pleasurable
Affected by age;
Up until age 9, most kids believe alcohol is bad
By age 13, they begin to think it is "cool" 3. Sensitivity & Tolerance to Alcohol Adolescents are more sensitive to the positive effects 4. Personality Characteristics Disruptive, hyperactive, aggressive, depressed, withdrawn, anxious 5. Hereditary Factors Children of an alcoholic or alcoholic family 6. Environmental Aspects People around you that drink pressure you to do it as well (peer pressure) S.T.A.R. Closing Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=954o5i6fbj4 Scenario You and Jason play on the SDHS football team. Jason invites you to his 18th birthday party at his house. Because you're a freshman, you get excited that you've finally been invited to a senior party. So you invite two friends. At the party, you and your friends stay together in the corner of the whole party. Jason comes along and offers you a drink. Personal Stories Think of a time when alcohol affected you. Teen Drinking Presentation by: PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE Teen drinking can cause Study conducted by Carol Ann Paul, postgraduate researcher from Wellesley College, Massachusetts Studies have shown that the greater a persons alcohol consumption over time, the more their brain shrinks in size. Statistics Statistic #1 The average person age 14 and older drinks 2.18 gallons of alcohol a year. Statistic #2 Alcoholism costs the U.S. between 40 and 60 million dollars per year. Statistic #3 Each year students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol, more then they spend on soft drinks, tea, milk, juice, coffee, or books combined. Statistic #5 "In people aged 15 to 24, the leading causes of death are car accidents, homicides, and suicides. Alcohol is not considered an important factor in all three." Statistic #4 Around half of all violent crimes and a third of domestic violence incidents are linked to alcohol misuse. Brainstorm How many consequences can you think of? According to S.T.A.R, how can you avoid drinking at the party? * * * * * * Young drinkers are able to consume much larger amounts of alcohol than adults before experiencing all the negative effects. * * * Anyone who drinks puts themselves at risk. Drinkers should at least avoid those large amounts to avoid a diminishing brain. Avoid Binge Drinking Fortunately, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that the consumption of alcohol has decreased since 1980. (from 2.75 to 2.31 gallons in 2007) TRUE FALSE Alcoholism costs the U.S. between 40 and 60 BILLION dollars per year. TRUE It is said that young people spend almost a quarter of their spending money on alcohol. And young alcohol abusers are MORE LIKELY to have behavioral/emotional issues, contibuting to this number. FALSE An NHS survey in 2009 found that 22% of all admissions to hospital A and E were alcohol related. Also, in the year 2007, in England 6,541 deaths were directly related to alcohol consumption. TRUE Agree/Disagree ...And what if it were different... Don't be a LOSER.