Drunk driving is the No. 1 cause of death among teens in the United States. False.
State why alcohol is considered a drug. List the short-term effects of alcohol abuse. Describe the long-term damage that alcohol does to the organs of the body. Identify three reasons you should not drink alcohol.
“If I weigh 160 lbs., I can drink three beers without affecting my driving because I’ll still be under the legal limit of 0.08.”
Nope!! The ability to drive is affected even at a BAC of 0.02. Just one drink can affect a person’s ability to drive safely.
Binge drinking is the act of drinking five or more drinks in one setting. A person can drink a fatal amount even before the effects of intoxication occur Alcohol poisoning can occur when the brain and heart stop working correctly.
State the difference between alcohol and alcoholism. Describe the stages of alcoholism. Identify the warning signs of alcoholism. List three ways that alcohol can have a negative effect on family life. Describe how alcoholism affects society. Summarize two treatment options for overcoming alcoholism.
20%The percentage of adults who lived with an alcoholic at some point in while growing up.
11 Million The number of children currently living in homes with an alcoholic.
75%The percentage of domestic violence cases in which alcohol is involved.
Alcohol abuse is drinking too much alcohol, drinking it too often, or drinking it at inappropriate times.
Alcoholism is a disease that causes a person to lose control of his or her drinking behavior. Drinker is both physically and emotionally addicted to alcohol They suffer painful physical symptoms when they do not have alcohol
Alcoholism DependenceTolerance Problem Drinking
Age Prior to age 15 = 4x more likely to become an alcoholic Brains still developing. More vulnerable to the effects of alcohol.
Social Environment Hanging out with friends that drink Peer pressure Fitting in
Genetics Research shows it may play a part in your chances of becoming an alcoholic Tends to run in families Male child of alcoholic fathers 25% more likely 7-9% risk for children of non-alcoholics
Drinking to deal with anger or frustration Changing friends, personal habits, interests Being defensive about drinking Depression Drinking more to get more effect Drinking alone Drinking to get drunk on purpose Memory lapses after drinking
Guilty Feelings “It’s my fault she is an alcoholic.”
Unpredictable behavior “I don’t understand why you were so happy this morning and now you are so angry!”
Neglect and Isolation “Daddy is always drinking beer and watching TV and won’t play with me.”
Protecting the Alcoholic = Enabling Enabling means helping the addict avoid negative consequences.
Ignoring one’s own needs “I am missing my dentist appointment because my husband can’t be left alone when he is drunk.”
Violence Families of alcoholics are far more likely to become victims of violence.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental defects that affect a fetus that has been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=K0VrkLQfkFg&safe=active
1. What condition can be caused by drinking alcohol while pregnant? 2. List two short-term effects of alcohol on the body. 3. List one long-term effect of alcohol on the body. 4. What does BAC stand for? 5. List the 4 stages of alcoholism.