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A Guide to Alcohol Use designed for High School

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Samson Lu

on 7 March 2013

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A Guide to Alcohol Use What is Alcohol? You have the knowledge
You have the choice Drink responsibly Fermentation:

Carbohydrates -> Ethanol + Carbon Dioxide National Cost of
Underage Drinking Most expensive: Youth violence
Youth traffic crashes
High-risk sex
Youth property crime
Youth injury
Youth alcohol treatment
FAS among mothers 15-20 yo
Poisonings & psychoses Effects of Ethanol on the Body Short-term:
Slow reactions
Slurred speech
Memory loss
Memory impairment
Nerve & liver damage
Fetal alcohol syndrome How Much is Too Much? Different for men & women

One drink:
12 oz. beer (5% alcohol)
5 oz. wine (12% alcohol)
1.5 oz. shot (80 proof) Samson Lu
USF PPE Purposes Motivation Provide safe zone for alcohol discussion
Provide info that may help you decide how you want or don't want to drink Promote health and well-being
Prevent bad outcomes related to alcohol use References https://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov
http://www.udetc.org/UnderageDrinkingCosts.asp In the US in 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes, which accounted for 31% of all traffic-related deaths and 8.5% of all accidental deaths (CDC). Remember those who have been affected by drunk driving:
Jacqui Saburido
Desaleen James
Xitclalli “Chilli” Vasquez Good news: Drunk driving in high schoolers has decreased by 54% since 1991. However, 1 in 10 high schoolers still drink and drive (CDC).
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