Presentation on theme: "Alcohol Ch. 22 Pg: 560 - 567. Choosing to be alcohol free Objective 1: Identify factors that influence decisions about alcohol use and your health. Objective."— Presentation transcript:
Choosing to be alcohol free Objective 1: Identify factors that influence decisions about alcohol use and your health. Objective 2: Examine the physical, mental/emotional, social, and legal consequences of alcohol use. Objective 3: Discuss the role alcohol plays in unsafe situations. Objective 4: Develop strategies for preventing the use of alcohol.
Journal Question: You are at a party and your friend that drove you is drunk. What 5 options do you have so you don’t have to ride with a drunk driver?
Questions?? Do you feel that teenage drinking is a problem? Why?? http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= 4211602n&tag=mncol;lst;6http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= 4211602n&tag=mncol;lst;6 Do you feel that adult drinking is a problem? Why?? What can adults do to discourage drinking among teens? What responsibility do you think teens have to discourage their friends from drinking?
Did you know pg. 565 Alcohol is a key factor in… 33% of suicides 50% of homicides 62% of assaults 41% of traffic fatalities More than half of all drowning incidents Read for more did you know facts
Facts about alcohol Alcohol is a depressant Intoxication: body responds as if it was poisoned.
Factors that influence alcohol use Peer Pressure: Teens who choose friends who avoid alcohol use are more likely to be alcohol free than teens whose friends accept alcohol use. Family: Parents that discourage alcohol use Media Messages: Make alcohol use appear exciting, attractive, and fun. Did you know……pg. 563
Some factors that influence the effects are… Body Size Gender: see did you know pg. 569 Food Amount and rate of intake Oxidation: liver changes alcohol into water. 1 drink per hour.
Short term effects of alcohol See figure 22.1 Nervous system (brain, memory & judgment) Cardiovascular system (heart, blood vessels) Digestive system (stomach, liver, kidneys) Respiratory system (lungs, breathing)
Driving under the influence Blood alcohol concentration (BAC): Under 21 years old is zero tolerance. 21 and over is.08 Video : http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008 /08/21/five.dui.wsb http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008 /08/21/five.dui.wsb http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= 660511n&tag=mncol;lst;5http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= 660511n&tag=mncol;lst;5
Effects from driving under the influence Slower reflexes Reduces a person’s ability to judge distances and speeds Increases risk taking behaviors Reduces a person’s concentration while increasing forgetfulness.