2 Key Terms Ethanol Fermentation Depressant Intoxication Binge Drinking Alcohol PoisoningPsychological Dependence- A condition in which a person believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or to function normally.Physiological Dependence- A condition in which the user has a chemical need for a drug.
3 Key Terms, cont. Alcohol Abuse- The excessive use of alcohol. AlcoholismBlood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)Alcoholic- An addict who is dependent on alcohol.RecoverySobriety- Living without alcohol.
4 Health Risks of Alcohol Use Alcohol is a depressantAlcohol slows reaction time, impairs vision, and diminishes judgment.Alcohol stays in a person’s system until the liver can metabolize it.
5 Factors that Influence Alcohol’s Effects Body SizeGenderFoodRate of IntakeAmountMedicine
6 Short-Term Effects of Alcohol Changes to the BrainCardiovascular ChangesLiver and Kidney ProblemsDigestive System ProblemsPancreas Problems
7 Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Damage to brain cells and a reduction in brain size.Increase in blood pressure, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.Buildup of fat cells in the liver, which can lead to cell death.Damage to the digestive lining of the stomach causing ulcers and cancer of the stomach.Destruction of the pancreas.
8 Long-Term Effects, cont. AddictionBrain damageHeart damageHigh blood pressureFatty liverAlcoholic hepatitisCirrhosis of the liver (liver tissue is replaced with useless scar tissue)
9 Factors that Influence Alcohol Use Peer PressureFamilyMedia Messages- may make alcohol use seem glamorous and fun.
10 Health Risks of Alcohol Use In the U.S., nearly 50 people die each day as a result of alcohol-related traffic collisions.It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy, possess, or consume alcohol.Alcohol and Violence are directly related.Approximately 25 percent of sexually active teens use alcohol or drugs before engaging in sexual activity.Teens who drink are twice as likely to contract an STD as teens who do not drink.
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12 Driving While Intoxicated Adult drivers who have a BAC of 0.08 percent can be charged with drunk driving.There is no acceptable BAC for anyone under 21.Consequences for DWI or DUI include:Injuries to or death of the driver and others.Arrest, jail time, court appearance and fine or bail, a police record, and possible lawsuits.Severely restricted driving privileges and/or immediate confiscation of driver’s license.Higher auto insurance rates or a canceled policy.
14 Treatment for Alcohol Abuse Al-Anon/AlateenAlcoholics Anonymous (AA)Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)National Association for Children of AlcoholicsNational Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing ServiceStudents Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)SAMSHA