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Alcohol

The brain and nervous system
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Lindsay Carl

on 21 September 2016

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Transcript of Alcohol

What is it?
Definition
Types
In the Body...
Leads to...
A colorless liquid that is the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors
What types of alcohol do you know?
20% absorbed into the stomach
80% absorbed in the small intestine
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC): how much alcohol is in your blood
- 20 minutes
Process
Alcohol
Leaves through:
Liver
Kidneys
Lungs
Loss of coordination
Poor judgement
Slowed Reflexes
Distorted vision
Memory loss
Blackouts
Teens
Binge Drink
Wine:
fermented grapes, fruit, & honey
Alcohol per bottle: 12%
Serving size: 4 - 5 oz glass
Beer:
brewed and fermented starches (barley, wheat, etc)
Alcohol per can 5%
Serving size: 12 oz glass
Liquor:
alcoholic beverage made by distillation
Alcohol per bottle 40% - 80%
Serving size: 1.5 oz shot
What are the 3 categories?
Frontal Lobe:
motor movement & decision making
Mid brain:
Lose control over emotions and have a chance of passing out


Brain stem:
Heart rate, body temperature, appetite, consciousness
Male:

5
or more drinks
Female:

4
or more drinks
in one sitting/on one occasion
10% of women and 19% of men reported being assaulted as a result of alcohol.
being physically hurt
physically hurting others
being taken advantage of sexually
taking advantage of someone else sexually
rape
robberies
aggravated assault
Ball Experiment
How alcohol moves through an adult's body vs a teen's body
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5oz
1.5 oz
12oz
All have .6 ounce of pure alcohol
BAC
Blood Alcohol Content
How much alcohol is in my blood?
.02 - .05
1 - 2 Drinks
Slight muscle relaxation
Slight Mood Change
.05 - .10
impairment of reaction time
impairment of judgement
impairment of muscle control
Affected by:
Gender/Age
Metabolism
Weight
Body Fat %
Amount and speed consumed
Tolerance
You need MORE to feel the SAME
Tolerance does NOT affect BAC
Just because you cant FEEL the difference does not change the AMOUNT of alcohol in your body
Stomach contents
Atmosphere
Health
Body Size
Emotional State
What makes me feel "Drunk"
What are some of the dangers of binge drinking?
Why might having several drinks on one occasion affect a teenager differently than it does an adult?
Why do you think teenagers may binge drink more often than adults?
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