Lesson 37 What is the most widely abused drug in the U.S.? Read “What Would You Do?” on pg. 410. Write at least three complete sentences.
Promote an Alcohol and other Drug-Free Lifestyle Use over-the-counter and prescription drugs properly and safely Avoid experimentation with alcohol and other drugs Avoid the use of alcohol Avoid the use of illegal drugs Avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
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 drugs Avoid pressuring others to use alcohol or other drugs Quit using alcohol and other drugs if you already do Seek help for stopping the use of alcohol and other drugs (for self and others)
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.
True or False True stand up and hop on one foot (practice) False stand up and do squats Alcohol is a stimulant. False, it depresses the brain and nervous system.
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.
What factors affect BAC? Amount of alcohol Speed of drinking Body weight Percent body fat Gender Feelings Amount of food Other drugs
What are the effects of alcohol? Slowed reaction time Accidents AIDS why? STDs Unplanned pregnancy Violence aggression Ulcers Cancer Malnutrition Infections TB Kidney failure osteoporosis
What can happen when pregnant women drink? Miscarriage Still birth Low birth weight Baby born with alcohol withdrawal symptoms FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
What does FAS look like? Small eye slits Small head Delayed physical growth Delayed mental growth Mental disability
Math Across the Curriculum Look at the graph on page 415. Answer questions 1 and 2 in your notebook.
Lesson 37 Bellringer Day 2 1. Why do teens feel pressure to drink alcohol? 2. Explain how alcohol affects decision making?
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?
What are the effects of withdrawal? Nauseous Anxious Agitated Vomit Tremors Trouble sleeping Hallucinations Muscle convulsions
Read page 419 “The family connection” 50% of reported domestic abuse cases involved alcohol
Where can you get help? AA Alateen Al-Anon ACOA (what does that stand for?)
Who is at risk of developing alcoholism? Family history Use at a young age Psychiatric disorders like depression Low self-esteem Dysfunctional families
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?
How can you resist peer pressure to drink? Be assertive Give a reason Use nonverbal behavior Avoid situations where alcohol is present Avoid hanging out with people who drink- Why? Follow the law Influence others to choose responsible behavior Don’t be suckered by media advertising
Lesson 37 Bellringer Day 3 1. How can families be affected by alcohol abuse? 2. Explain one reason why you should say no ( make it personal) 3. What makes the body break down alcohol faster? Nothing- only time
Where can I get more information? Drug and alcohol abuse, treatment, prevention Drug and alcohol abuse, treatment, prevention Welcome to NIAAA