Presentation on theme: "Lesson 37 What is the most widely abused drug in the U.S.?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson 37 What is the most widely abused drug in the U.S.? Read “What Would You Do?” on pg Write at least three complete sentences.
2 Promote an Alcohol and other Drug-Free Lifestyle Use over-the-counter and prescription drugs properly and safelyAvoid experimentation with alcohol and other drugsAvoid the use of alcoholAvoid the use of illegal drugsAvoid driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
3 Promote an Alcohol and other Drug-Free Lifestyle Avoid riding in a car with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or other drugsAvoid pressuring others to use alcohol or other drugsQuit using alcohol and other drugs if you already doSeek help for stopping the use of alcohol and other drugs (for self and others)
4 Lesson 37 Choosing an Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Ground rule:Respect the privacy of others. Do not refer to someone with problems by name. Talk to me or a counselor privately if you are concerned about someone you know.
5 True or False True stand up and hop on one foot (practice) False stand up and do squatsAlcohol is a stimulant.False, it depresses the brain and nervous system.
6 What does BAC stand for?BAC is the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood, the higher the BAC the greater the effects on the person.
7 What factors affect BAC? Amount of alcoholSpeed of drinkingBody weightPercent body fatGenderFeelingsAmount of foodOther drugs
8 What are the effects of alcohol? Slowed reaction timeAccidentsAIDS why?STDsUnplanned pregnancyViolenceaggressionUlcersCancerMalnutritionInfectionsTBKidney failureosteoporosis
9 What can happen when pregnant women drink? MiscarriageStill birthLow birth weightBaby born with alcohol withdrawal symptomsFAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
10 What does FAS look like? Small eye slits Small head Delayed physical growthDelayed mental growthMental disability
11 Math Across the Curriculum Look at the graph on page Answer questions 1 and 2 in your notebook.
12 Lesson 37 Bellringer Day 2Why do teens feel pressure to drink alcohol?Explain how alcohol affects decision making?
13 An alcoholic is a person that is physically dependant on alcohol. What happens if they quit drinking?What is the difference between abuse and addiction?Are the consequences different for alcohol abuse as opposed to being an alcoholic?
14 What are the effects of withdrawal? NauseousAnxiousAgitatedVomitTremorsTrouble sleepingHallucinationsMuscle convulsions
15 Read page 419 “The family connection” 50% of reported domestic abuse cases involved alcohol
16 Where can you get help? AA Alateen Al-Anon ACOA (what does that stand for?)
17 Who is at risk of developing alcoholism? Family historyUse at a young agePsychiatric disorders like depressionLow self-esteemDysfunctional families
18 How many of you have seen an ad for alcohol recently? Look at page 421. Ads show attractive people having fun. What is the reality of drinking?What could the ads show?
19 How can you resist peer pressure to drink? Be assertiveGive a reasonUse nonverbal behaviorAvoid situations where alcohol is presentAvoid hanging out with people who drink- Why?Follow the lawInfluence others to choose responsible behaviorDon’t be suckered by media advertising
20 Lesson 37 Bellringer Day 3How can families be affected by alcohol abuse?Explain one reason why you should say no ( make it personal)What makes the body break down alcohol faster?Nothing- only time
21 Where can I get more information? Drug and alcohol abuse, treatment, preventionWelcome to NIAAA