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Alcohol

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Alcohol
By: Desiree, Elio, Iris, Litxzary, Robert, and Tanya.

History of Alcohol
Alcohol was first used for religious purposes and medical purposes.
Alcohol is believed to be discovered tens of thousands of years ago, Stone Age beer jugs found, were thought to be used in the Neolithic period.
The earliest alcoholic beverages have been made from berries or honey and wine making may have originated in the wild grape regions of the Middle East.
Both beer and wine were deified and offered to gods.

Alcohol Withdrawals:
A group of symptoms that occur with the sudden stop of the consumption of alcohol after chronic or prolonged ingestion.
About Alcohol
Risks
FACTS & RISKS
Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels and Health Risks
BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)
Oral
The most common use of alcohol is by liquid intake.

Oral
( in food)
Unconventional Methods
Techniques teenagers and adults have come up with to achieve rapid results
Routes of Consumption
Some examples are,
Soaking wet tampons in (alcohol) and inserting them through the vagina or rectum.
An enema, a funnel is inserted into the rectum and then beer/liquor/wine is poured in.

Affected by:
gender
physical condition
sleeping patterns
medication consumption
persons size
weight
The legal Blood Alcohol Concentration is .08%

(if BAC is > than .08% the person is considered an offender)
One drink is considered.....
- 1 beer
-1 three ounce glass of wine
-1 shot of 1 ounce of hard liquor
Alcohol Misuse & Health Risks
Substance Intake & Weight Table
http://dui.drivinglaws.org/drink-table.php

Researchers have linked alcohol consumption to more than 60 diseases.

Most common health problems are cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.

Cancers vary from; breast cancer, cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and liver.
Alcohol causes cellular damage leading to a common condition known as neuropathy, symptoms include:
Mood swings
Alternating feelings of pain
Burning sensation
Numbness
Weakness of hands and feet
Effects in the Central Nervous System
Alcohol has toxic effects on the Central Nervous System.
Alcohol Impairs;
Memory
Reasoning
Judgment
Motor Coordination


How Alcohol Affect Blood Pressure Effects
Normal Systolic Pressure = 120
Normal Diastolic Pressure = 80

Alcohol consumption induces an increase in blood pressure, age, and sex being the main factors that determine the increase in blood pressure.

Other Common Health Risks Include
Anemia
Cardiovascular Disease
Dementia
Depression
Seizures
Gout
High Propensity to Infectious Disease
Nerve Damage
Pancreas inflammation
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

comes from the fermentation of natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is brewed and distilled into a large on set of beverages with different alcohol contents.
Babies born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome have smaller heads and brains.
Facts
Alcohol is a Central Nervous System depressant
(Short term) If alcohol is consumed in small quantities, the "short term effects" are reduction in tension and relaxation, but with relaxation comes the inability of knowing what right and wrong is, your coordination and reaction time will go off balance.

(Binge drinking) can lead to alcohol poisoning, due to the fact that you are overwhelming your body with high amounts of alcohol severing your body's defenses of being able to act and think properly.

Alcohol gets into our blood stream if consumed daily or for a long period of time which can cause damage to our brain, liver, kidneys, stomach, and even muscles.

During teenage years, our body is still developing and therefore. if alcohol is introduced to your body for a prolonged period of time (during these years) it can cause life long term effects.

Drinking Facts - Be Responsible About Drinking, Inc.
www.brad21.org/facts.html

Drinking Facts. Women and Alcohol; Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and metabolize it slower than m
Women absorb alcohol into their blood stream faster than men and metabolize it slower than men.
Excessive drinking can decrease a man's testosterone leading to impotence
Definition of alcohol:
A clear liquid that has a strong odor, which is used in some medicines and other products. It's the substance in liquors such as (wine, beer, and whiskey) that can get a person intoxicated.
For example, things that contain alcohol are:
mouthwash
cough medicine
perfumes
children's claritin
NyQuil.
Eyeballing
Psychological symptoms:
feeling of jumpiness or nervousness
shakiness
anxiety
irritability or easily excited
emotional volatility, rapid emotional changes
depression
fatigue
difficulty thinking clearly
nightmares (bad dreams)
Physical symptoms:
headache-general,pulsating
sweating, specially the palms of the hands or face
nausea & vomiting
loss of appetite
insomnia (sleeping difficulty)
paleness
rapid heart rate (palpations)
eyes; pupils change in size ( englarged, dilated pupils)
skin (clammy
abnormal movements
tremor of the hands
involuntary, abnormal movement of the eyelids (twiching)
Punishments for DWI (driving while intoxicated) vary depending on the number of convictions!
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/sober-safe/intoxication.html
Fines$2,000-$10,000
Prison: 3 days-10 years
Suspension of Drivers License
Charged to keep a drivers license
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