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Alcohol

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Transcript of Alcohol

The drug found in beer, wine, and liquor that causes intoxication
Causes change to a person's physical and emotional state
Alcohol
Intoxication- physical & mental changes produced by alcohol
Short Term Effects
Body:
Irritates mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach
Makes the body lose heat
Causes the liver to work harder
Dehydration
Vomiting
Poor vision
Nausea
Mind:
Loss of judgement/self-control
Memory loss
Blackout
Coma
Long-Term Effects
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
Amount of alcohol in a person's blood
Binge Drinking
Drinking 5 or more drinks in a sitting
Alcohol poisoning- brain and heart stop working

Symptoms:
Extreme vommiting
Loss of consciousness
Dangerously slow breathing
Body:
Brain
Brain damage, including shrunken brain,
and dead brain cells
Mouth/Esophagus/Stomach:
Irritation to the esophagus and stomach
Stomach bleeding
Cancer of the mouth/esophagus/stomach
Heart:
Irregular heartbeat
High BP
Enlargement of the heart
Liver

Cirrhosis (disease that replaces healthy
liver with scar tissue)
Liver cancer
Small Intestine:
Decreased ability to absorb vitamins
Immune System:
Diminished immune system function
Makes fighting disease difficult
Brain:
Permanent change due to repeated dehydration and lack of oxygen to the brain
Dementia- decrease in brain function (personality change and memory loss)
What is Alcoholism?
Alcohol abuse- drinking too much, too often, or drinking at inappropriate times.
Alcholism
- disease causing a person to lose control of his/her drinking behavior
Problem Drinking
Drinker cannot drink alcohol in moderation or at appropriate times
Tolerance
Needs more alcohol to produce the same effect
Dependence
Drinkers body needs alcohol to function normally.
Alcoholism
Drinker has lost his/her drinking behavior
Drinking and Driving
Deadly combination
Impaired by alcohol:
Slows reaction time
Affects vision
Makes you drowsy
Reduces coordination
Affects judgement
Zero Tolerance

Illegal for people under 21 with
ANY
alcohol in their system
Getting Home
Safe and Sober
1. Don't drink
2. Plan ahead (DD)
3. Make an arrangement with guardian
4. Call a cab
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