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Alcohol and High School Students

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Emily Sheppard

on 7 December 2012

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Most common and widely used drug in the United States 75,000 deaths per year CDC YRBS:
72.5 % U.S. students that have had at least 1 alcoholic beverage in their life

GA: 67.9 of all students
Females: 74.2 % Males: 70.8% What is Alcohol? "intoxicating ingredient in fermented or distilled beveraged" Types
1. Beer-3-6%
2. Ales & Malts- 6-8%
3. Wine-9-14%
4. Hard Liqour- 35-50% Absorption of Alcohol in the Body 1. First sip- 20% of alcohol rapidly absorbed from stomach to bloodstream
2. 75% is absorbed through upper part of small intestins
3. Remaining alcohol enters bloodstream--gives one the feeling of intoxicaton Rate of absorption depends on many factors

Rate of metabolism is the same no matter what Alcohol Intake and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) BAC- the amount of alcohol in the blood in terms of weight per unit volume.

-used as a measure of intoxication

-Affected by:
Body weight
Percent body fat
Sex Effects of Alcohol on your Body 1. Central Nervous System: impaired reaction time and motor control, impaired judgement, coma and death at high BAC
2. Senses: less acute vision, smell, taste, and hearing
3. Stomach: nausea, inflamation and bleeding
4. Skin: sweating and flushed skin Long Term Effects 1. Brain: damaged or loss of brain cells
2. Weakend cardiac muscle
3. Lower resistence of immune system
4. Cirrhosis
5. Kidney Failure
6. Obesity
7. Females: increase risk of Fetal Alcohol Syndrom; Males: impaired sperm production Legal BAC for one 21+: .08% and less
Legal BAC for one 21 and younger: .00%

ZERO TOLERANCE What can you do to
prevent a friend from
drinking and/or driving?
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