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Transcript of Alcohol
By: Karima Taha, Vzaw Eh, Donovan Kong and Hunter Roberts
Parts of the Human Body Affected by Alcohol
Effects of Low/Medium/High Doses
Think, Don't Drink
Drinking Alcohol increases the risk of getting injured and driving with an intoxicated driver.
Long Term Effects
High levels of alcohol consumption can increase the risk of developing:
Alcoholic liver disease (damage to the liver)
Cirrhosis (scarring in the liver)
Fetal alcohol syndrome (growth, mental and physical problems that occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy. Cannot be cured)
67% of men aren't alcoholics
20% of men are alcoholics
82% of woman aren't alcoholics
6% of woman are alcoholics
Boys have their first drink at the age of 11.
Girls have their first drink at the age of 13.
Over 3 Million teens are alcoholics.
Increase in aggressive and violent behavior
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of apatite
Drinking to much can effect your memory
This presentation is about Alcohol. Alcohol is an addictive drug that can cause harm when drinking a large consumption. Alcohol is also the oldest known drug.
About 1,500 people die a year in Canada from alcohol-related accidents.
Why People Drink Alcohol
People decide to start drinking because:
They like the taste
To Forget problems
To get Drunk
To fit in with others
Alcohol contains a poisonous and flammable chemical called "Methanol".
Methanol is deadly if a large amount is ingested.
Different types of alcohol have different consumptions of ethanol
There are bad alcohols such as (Methanol) which is basically poison
There are good alcohols such as (Rubbing Alcohol) Which is used for cleaning bacteria out of cuts etc.
More than 5000 deaths of people are under the age of 21
Methanol is included in some drinks
A relaxing effect
1. Digestive System:
Once alcohol is swallowed, it travels down the esophagus into the stomach and the small intestine. Avoiding the normal digestive process it goes right into the bloodstream.
2. Central Nervous System
Then the Alcohol enters the CNS. Alcohol is a depressant of the Central nervous system, meaning it slows down brain activity resulting in altered speech.
hazy thinking, etc.
The Alcohol then travels through the circulatory system. When large amounts of alcohol are consumed it effects how the heart works, If the heart is not pumping blood throughout the body effectively, other organs may suffer from lack of oxygen or nutrients.
4. Endocrine System
A way that alcohol affects the endocrine system is by interfering with how the body absorbs calcium, calcium is needed for strong bones. As a result, people who drink heavily have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, a disease in which bone density declines. If bones are not strong, there is a greater possibility of fractures.
Cause of Drowsiness
Different Conditions can Effect the Body by:
Amount of food
Use of drugs or medication
Different conditions in your body can be effected differently by Alcohol.