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Chapter 11 Lesson 2
Transcript of Chapter 11 Lesson 2
Found in beer, wine, whiskey, and other beverages, alcohol affects a person physically and mentally.
In the United States, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol.
Teen may begin drinking to escape from problems or relieve stress, or because of peer pressure.
What is alcohol?
A person can feel the effects of alcohol just a few minutes after the first drink.
Alcohol can impair a person's judgement and cause other short-term effects.
People who drink large quantities of alcohol also risk serious long-term effects. These include permanent damage to organs and even death.
How Alcohol Affects the Body
The more alcohol a person drinks, the more he or she will be affected.
Size and gender
Food in the stomach
How fast a person drinks
Other substances in the body
Chapter 11 Lesson 2
Alcohol Use and Abuse
Drinking and Driving
DUI-Driving Under the Influence
A person who is intoxicated is drunk. Driving drunk is illegal
Alcohol use contributes to almost half of all motor-vehicle-related deaths, the most frequent cause of death among Americans ages 15 to 20
Alcoholism is an illness characterized by a physical and psychological need for alcohol. Alcoholics develop a tolerance for alcohol.
A person may be an alcoholic if he or she:
Becomes drunk often
Stops participating in other activities so that he or she can drink
Acts like a different person when drinking alcohol
Makes excuses for drinking
Promises to quit but does not
Refuses to admit how much he or she drinks
Experiences blackouts-periods when he or she cannot remember what he or she did while drinking