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Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
Eric w alcohol awareness and binge drinking
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  • 1. Alcohol Awareness
    By Eric Wei
  • 2. What is Alcohol
    Alcohol is created when grain, fruits or vegetables are exposed to sugar eating bacteria like yeast. This changes the sugar inside the food into alcohol. This process is called fermenting. Alcohol effects you by immediately going into your blood stream, and travels to your central nervous system, which includes the brain and the spine. Even though this product is natural, it can cause great harm to developing brains, like to ones in teens and children. That is why experts advise teens and children not to drink alcohol.
  • 3. How it Affects the Body
    Alcohol can slow down the whole body by blocking some of the messages that are trying to reach the brain. This shows that alcohol is a depressant. If some messages can’t reach the brain, the person’s perception, emotions, movement, vision and hearing will be altered. In small amounts of alcohol, one could feel relaxed and less anxious. If alcohol is abused too much, one could stagger, as they walk, slur their speech and they can be confused. When very large amounts of alcohol is consumed, the body will go into a alcohol poisoning. A person will first start to have violent vomiting, then they can become very tired, unconscious, and have trouble breathing. The result can be death.
  • 4. Why do Teens Drink
    Teens drink because they are curios, want to feel good, reduce their stress, fit in to groups, and feel older. Many teens are fooled by commercials of happy people with alcohol and seeing their parents drink beer or wine with a meal. From these things, teens believe alcohol is harmless. This is not true.
  • 5. Why Shouldn’t I Drink
    Even though it is illegal to drink at the age of 18 in Canada, many teens still have access to alcohol. Therefore, it is up to you to say no to alcohol until you are of drinking age. There are also many downsides of drinking.
    The punishment for drinking is severe. It is a law and one could get arrested for it. Those who drink are more likely to get into fights and commit crimes that they wouldn’t do if they didn’t drink.
    You can look very stupid. Some teens think that drinking is cool, but it is actually the opposite. By drinking, you can accidently do something stupid and embarrassing, like vomiting and peeing one yourselves.
    Alcohol puts your health at risk. One half of all drowning deaths of teens are because of alcohol usage. Teens are also more likely to be involved in car crash, homicide and suicide.
  • 6. How to Avoid Drinking
    It can sometimes be hard to say no to drinking when a friend asks you. No one wants to feel left our and rejected. There are many different strategies to say no to alcohol. Some like to just say no without any explanations, others prefer giving an explanation. You can also blame other adults for not letting you drink. If you are going to a party that will have alcohol, plan ahead and think of what you will do if asked to drink. If you are going with your friends, you can think of a way to tell them it is time to leave. You can also think of something you can do when you leave to party. Those who have a strong self-esteem are less likely to become drinkers, while those who have a weak self esteem, have a larger chance.
  • 7. Where to Get Help
    If you think you have a drinking problem, tell a trusted adult a soon as possible. You can talk to doctors, school counsellors, or and aunt or uncle. Sometimes, it will be hard to ask a parent to help you with an alcohol problem, but an alcohol counsellor or another supportive person can give you evaluation and treatment. Sometimes, a counsellor will recommend a short stay in a treatment center. This will help a person gradually overcome the dependence on alcohol.
  • 8. Concerned About Someone Else’s Drinking
    If you have a parent that drinks too much and can’t control their drinking without help, they will have to be treated like any other illness. People with drinking problems can’t stop unless they admit they have a problem. This will make you feel helpless. There are many places you can turn to for help. A supportive adult, a guidance counsellor, relative, or an older sibling can understand you frustration with your parents. If you have friends that have a drinking problem, make sure they are safe and don’t let them drive.
  • 9. Binge drinking
    By Eric Wei
  • 10. Binge Drinking
    Binge drinking is used to express someone who drinks large amounts of alcohol over several days. (Binge eating means over eating uncontrollably for several days.) In the United States, binge drinking means drinking 5 or more drinks in a row for men, and 4 or more for women. At least once every 2 weeks. Heavy binge drinking is drinking the same as binge drinking, but doing it 3 times in 2 weeks.
  • 11. Why People Binge Drink
    Some people binge drink because they are curious about it. They want to know what it is like to drink alcohol. Others think drinking alcohol will make them feel good., though the actual truth is it will do the opposite. Alcohol is sometimes looked at as a stress reducer and think that if you drink it, you will have less stress. Alcohol will actually give you more stress. Teens want to feel older, so they will drink alcohol, for it is something adults do in occasions.
  • 12. Risks of Binge Drinking
    Alcohol can make you throw up and hung-over. Excessive drinking can give you difficulty to concentrate, memory lapses, mood change for good or bad, and other problems that affect your daily life. Binge drinking has the same affects, but they are more serious and long lasting.
  • 13. Alcohol Poisoning
    Alcohol poisoning is the most dangerous consequence of binge drinking. This is when the body’s involuntary reflexes is affected. These reflexes include breathing and gagging. If a person’s gagging reflexes are not working properly, a person can choke to death on their own vomit. Other signs of alcohol poisoning are: extreme confusion, can’t be awakened, vomiting, seizures, slow or abnormal breathing, low body temperature and bluish or pale skin.
    If you think someone has alcohol poisoning, call 911 immediately
  • 14. Impaired Judgment
    Binge drinkers have an impaired judgment, which means they are more likely to take risks they normally wouldn’t have done if they weren’t drunk. They may decide to drive when drunk, which can lead to dangerous consequences, like death. Walking is also difficult for those who are drunk. In the year 2000, about one third of all pedestrians 16 and older where killed in traffic accidents because they were drunk.
  • 15. Physical Health
    Studies show the people who binge drink though high school have a more likely change to be overweight, and have a high blood pressure. Just one can of beer contains 150 calories. So if you times that by four or five cans of beer, it adds up to a lot of calories.
  • 16. Mental Health
    Binge drinkers are more likely to drop out of school. This is because drinking changes the person’s sleeping patters. This will make it harder for the person to stay awake and concentrate on his or her work. This can lead to struggling with studying, and bad academic performances. People who binge drink will also find that their friends will drift away. Bing drinking changes a persons personality. This means someone can be very angry or moody all the time.
  • 17. Getting Help
    If you think you friend has a binge drinking problem, get help as soon as possible. The best solution it to ask an adult you trust. If you can’t ask your parents, talk to your doctor, school counselor, or aunt or uncle. Sometime, it can be hard to talk about this kind of subject, so you can ask a trusted friend or an older sibling to help you. Drinking too much can affect your social pressures, so it helps to know that there are other who have gone through the same thing. If your worried about someone, don’t hesitate to ask someone for help. A good friend or adult can help you stop drinking and find a counselor.
  • 18. Concerned About Someone Else’s Drinking
    If you have a parent that drinks too much and can’t control their drinking without help, they will have to be treated like any other illness. People with drinking problems can’t stop unless they admit they have a problem. This will make you feel helpless. There are many places you can turn to for help. A supportive adult, a guidance counsellor, relative, or an older sibling can understand you frustration with your parents. If you have friends that have a drinking problem, make sure they are safe and don’t let them drive.
  • 19. Bibliography
    http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/alcohol.html#

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