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Andrew Quel

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Transcript of PREZI ALCOHOL

ALCOHOL Classification: Depressant SLANG NAMES Hooch Booze Moonshine Firewater Sauce Juice 78% of highschool students
have tried alcohol and 28% of those students have engaged in Heavy Drinking History It has been dated back to ancient history
preceeding the biblical times in 4000B.C. In egyptian history, Alcoholic beverages were used for pleasure, nutrition, medicine, ritual, trade and funerary purposes For however long its been in existence, its also been
a substance of abuse drawing negative attention and
causing trouble much like it does today. Today, alcohol is used and abused on a regular basis. Problem drinking (alcohol abuse or dependence) affects 18.2 million people in the United States (nearly one in every 13 adults and teens ages 12 and over) Alcohol is a highly addictive substance It has been rated alongside Heroin when describing level of addictiveness Once addicted, the body must physically
have regular doses of alcohol to supress
pains of withdrawl The mind will also begin to feel the need for alcohol
to enjoy the same "high" it provides once the brain is addicted, it must have alcohol
to supress the rapid firing of neurons in the brain. Without it the user will feel
delirium, tremors, and seize. Physiologically: Alcohol is drunk in liquid form and is then sent to the stomach where
it is released into the bloodstream. It quickly makes its way throughout the body as it is transported
with water throughout the body's tissues. It is full absorbed within 5-10 minutes where its effects
begin to come into play Factors that effect the speed of
absorption can include:
food consumed with alcohol
amount of alcohol
predisposition to alcohol
hereditary predisposition Effects Distorted vision, hearing, and coordination
impaired Judgement
Altered perceptions and emotion
impaired ability of Central nervous System to send and recieve information Results of longterm Drinking: Liver Damage/Failure
Severe heart Damage
high Blood Pressure
low circulation
low water retention
pancreatic disorders
damaged immune system
possibly leading to the use of other drugs Liver of Alcoholic Liver of Non-Alcoholic Glutamate
Alcohol inhibits glutamate receptor function causing muscular relaxation, discoordination, slurred speech, staggering, memory disruption, and blackouts

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

It stimulates the release of GABA causing feelings of calm, anxiety-reduction and sleep


Alcohol raises dopamine levels which leads to excitement and stimulation


Alcohol raises endorphin levels which kills pain and leads to an endorphin "high"

Neurotransmitter Effects Alcohol can be used medicinally, and is used quite often. Concentrated forms are used as wipes or cleansers. (usually referred to as rubbing alcohol) Can also be used to kill bacteria and is
used to do so in many hand sanitizers Lowering the Drinking age in the United States Pros:
Cons: Remove the taboo of drinking Lower the likelihood of abusing alcohol prevent unsupervised drinking increase Drinking related car collisions promote profane lifestyle to a younger age group promote addiction to alcohol at younger age COST A 12 pack of Beer (5% alcohol) costs about $10-$15 A bottle of Vodka, Rum, Whiskey(40% alcohol) costs about $20-$40 A Bottle of Wine(10%-15% alcohol) is about $5-$20 selling alcohol to a minor outright without checking identification

selling alcohol to a minor who is using a fake identification

allowing someone as an agent of the licensee sell alcohol to a minor (i.e.; bartender)

purchasing alcohol and thereafter giving the alcohol to the minor for consumption

serving alcohol to minors in one’s home
Penalties can be issued for : PenaSlties Sasdf SDfasdf The seller will be charged with a misdemeanor, fined, possibly serve jailtime, and if selling to minors with a selling liscense the the liscense can be revoked. Penalties of Drinking while Driving Problem about Alcohol is that it is so readily available.

It is sold at just about every single grocery store and and
liquor stores at just about every corner.

However, must be 21 years old to purchase alcohol Description of Being Drunk: Your eyesight is impaired slightly and you kinda get a "vision delay" when you move your eyes. Your ability to walk and motor skills are impaired, walking begins to be a little more side to side than usual. You get louder and more sociable than usual as your inhibitions are impaired and you find yourself Hugging random people, complimenting random people, having conversations with random people, and doing silly things with your friends. Sometimes folk start getting violent or easily aggrigated . Getting tongue tied is very common too. Alcoholism Treatment Detox intervention Rehabilitation Therapy
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