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Transcript of alcohol
alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Australia
Most definitions of binge drinking refer to the act of drinking heavily over a short period of time or drinking continuously over a number of days or weeks.
the effects of alcohol
Alcohol is a drug which becomes physically addictive and results in the body actually depending on it.
We live in a society where it is socially acceptable to drink alcohol.
illnesses injuries deaths
short term effects
long term effects
social impacts on relationships
Alcohol is the most physically addictive drug and for an alcoholic to stop drinking they have to slowly work out of it or they might die because of the sudden increase in brain activity
the effects of binge drinking
amongst young people than any other drug
alcohol causes more ...
On average one in four hospitalisations of 15 -25 year olds happen because of alcohol
Binge drinking can result in alcohol intoxication (drunkenness) and can lead to people putting themselves in dangerous situations resulting in short and long term effects toward their health and well being.
Binge drinking is when a large amount of alcohol is consumed in a short period of time. For men, this is 5 or more standard drinks within 2 hours, and for women, 4 or more.
The younger you are when you start drinking, the more likely you are to have a problem with alcohol.
one third of all road deaths.
34% of falls and drownings
12% of suicides
almost half the percentage of fire injuries
alcohol is ranked 2nd as the most preventable cause of health related harm and death.
one standard drink is equivalent to
In an average week 70 Australians aged under 25 will be hospitalised due to alcohol
other possible effects of alcohol use
In addition to the health risks, drinking may also impact your self esteem and social life.
Being drunk also affects your judgment and may lead to you...
eat before drinking and while you are drinking
drink water in between alcoholic drinks
take small sips and drink slowly
know your limits
drink low-alcohol drinks
ways to prevent and avoid getting drunk
it's important to find out more about alcohol
For more information visit these websites
and 4 Australians aged under 25 die due to alcohol related injuries
Having unprotected sex, or unwanted sex
Feeling bad about yourself and embarrassed by your actions
Losing friends or loved ones as a result of your behaviour
In fact, one in two Australians aged 15 – 17 who get drunk will do something they regret.
Approximately 17 % of men and 8% of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.
alcohol has been consumed by humans since prehistoric times for a variety of hygienic, dietary, medicinal, religious, and recreational reasons.
Alcohol is widely available, with beer being the third most popular drink overall in the world, after water and tea.
The average Australian starts drinking alcohol at 15.5 years and more than a quarter of our 14-19 year olds are putting themselves at risk of harm from underage drinking and binge drinking at least once a month.
*Alcohol causes more road crashes than any other single factor in Australia.
It takes much longer for your body to expel alcohol than to absorb it, so you can drink a large quantity of alcohol in the evening and still have alcohol present in your body the next day, affecting your driving and other activities.
by Anna Campbell