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1 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007

2 Ground Rules Only one person speaks at a time Avoid personal comments Only share what you are happy to share — pass if you wish Listen to whoever is speaking Respect other people’s opinions Contribute positively to the session, using appropriate and acceptable language Do ask for more information, though avoid personal questions

3 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Learning Objectives Have a better understanding of the effects of alcohol – The truth is that alcohol affects different people in different ways. But one thing is sure. Alcohol is very dangerous for a young person like you Your age, your weight, your height, and your gender will all affect how you react to alcohol. For young people whose bodies are still developing, the effects of even a little alcohol can be worse than they are for older people.

4 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Learning Objectives To understand the risks relating to excessive alcohol - As a person drinks more alcohol, the ability to make decisions is affected. By drinking more and more alcohol, a person may lose balance and be unable to see or speak clearly. The more a person drinks, the worse the effects can be. Alcohol can have lasting effects on the brain, impairing how a person learns, thinks, and remembers.

5 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Learning Objectives Explore attitudes to drinking alcohol - Alcohol plays a major role part in contemporary British society and culture The ‘British’, it was fairly universally agreed, have a tendency to drink in order to get drunk, rather than for enjoyment of, for example, the taste

6 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Learning Objectives Raise awareness of the law relating to drinking alcohol – It is illegal to give an alcoholic drink to a child under five Young people aged 16 or 17 can drink beer, wine or cider with a meal It is against the law for anyone under 18 to buy alcohol in a pub, off-licence, supermarket, or for anyone to buy alcohol for someone under 18 to consume in a pub or a public place. Some towns and cities have local by-laws banning drinking alcohol in public

7 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October Why do people drink alcohol? A.To give them confidence B.To help them relax C.To make them happy D.To get drunk

8 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: All of these

9 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October Which drug kills more people in the UK? A. Alcohol B. Heroin C. Cannabis D. Ecstasy

10 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: Alcohol - A Alcohol kills more people in the UK than all the other illegal drugs put together deaths in 1991 increased to 8724 deaths in (5732 men – 2992 women) NOTE Smoking related deaths approximately 114,000 in UK each year (Office of National Statistics)

11 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October Drinking alcohol makes people violent? A. True B. False C. Depends

12 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: Depends - C The Alcohol Strength of the alcohol How much Are there any other drugs in the system The Individual The Gender Size Tolerance level Health The Situation The atmosphere Expectations

13 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October Drinking spirits is more dangerous than drinking lager or beer? A. True B. False C. Depends

14 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: Depends - C Depends on how much is drunk and the strength of what is drunk.

15 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October Alcohol affects women more than men? A. True B. False

16 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: True - A Women are generally smaller than men Women have more fat and less water in their bodies than men. Therefore alcohol is more concentrated in women’s bodies.

17 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October If a person drank 6 pints of normal strength lager/beer in fairly rapid succession, approximately how many hours would it take to clear all the alcohol from the body? A.Six Hours B.Nine Hours C.Eleven Hours D.Twelve Hours

18 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: 12 hours - D It takes the body approximately one hour to break down one unit of alcohol One pint of lager contains 2 units of alcohol 2 units x 6 pints = 12 units One unit per hour = 12 hours

19 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 What is a unit?

20 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October What is the first function of the brain to be affected by alcohol use? A.Speech B.Inhibitions/Behaviour C.Balance D.Vision

21 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: Inhibitions/Behaviour - B Alcohol being a depressant drug is gradually shutting down your brain and stopping it from working properly

22 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October Black coffee or a cold shower will sober you up? A.True B. False C. Depends

23 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: False - B Only time will sober you up. It is the liver that breaks down the alcohol when we drink it

24 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October How many teenagers are admitted to hospital every year with acute alcohol poisoning? A. 500 B. 800 C D. 300

25 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 Answer: C Of those 1000 teenagers 20 of them will be between the ages of 9 – 15. This is extremely dangerous as young people can experience coma and breathing difficulties at a lower level than adults.

26 © Bournemouth & Poole PCT / Solomon Associates (UK) Limited October 2007 AND FINALLY ………….. Most people drink in sensible amounts BUT…………… However, when people drink too much, it may lead to many different problems


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