Every 22 minutes someone dies in an alcohol- related motor vehicle accident. On any given weekend evening, one in 10 drivers on America’s roads has been drinking.
To escape problems. Does that fix the problem? Peer pressure
Alcohol is a poison. Which alcohol source has more alcohol in it: 12oz beer, 6oz wine, 2 oz shot of liquor? How many beers can an adults body absorb in one hour? What organ is your human washing machine responsible for cleaning the blood? What do you do with a person who is getting sick from alcohol?
Alcohol is a drug. It alters your mind, body and emotions. It is also our nation's largest youth drug problem, killing 6.5 times as many young people as all illicit drugs combined. What is your CNS system? How is the CNS affected by alcohol? How is that dangerous?
Weight Whether there is food in their stomach Gender How fast you drink How much Tolerance Medication
Alcohol is a leading cause of death among youth, particularly teenagers. It contributes substantially to adolescent motor vehicle crashes, other traumatic injuries, suicide, date rape, and family and school problems. 1 1
Every day, on average, 11,318 American youth (12 to 20 years of age) try alcohol for the first time Alcohol is by far the most used and abused drug among America’s teenagers. Half of all teens that drink have binged. What is binge drinking?
Children who are drinking alcohol by 7 th grade are more likely to report academic problems, substance use, and delinquent behavior in both middle school and high school. By young adulthood, early alcohol use was associated with employment problems, other substance abuse, and criminal and other violent behavior. 4 4
Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin drinking at 21. 5 5 What is an alcoholic? T or F once a person is an alcoholic they will be one for the rest of their life?
More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries.
Do you know somebody like Danny? How would it affect you if a friend f your died in an alcohol related accident?