Alcohol and Teens Midterm by Alex Baloski

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Alcohol and Teens Midterm by Alex Baloski

  1. 1. DRINKING IS WIDESPREAD AMONG TEENS 1. By age 15, 50% of teens have had alcohol 2. By age 18, 70% of teens have had alcohol Source: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol- health/special-populations-co- occurring-disorders/underage- drinking Source: http://infactcollaborative.com/wp- content/uploads/2012/06/Alcohol- facts-liquor.jpg 3. 11.4 % of all alcohol consumed in the United States is by people under the age of 21. (Columbia University) Source: http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts- about-teens-and-alcohol#
  2. 2. ALCOHOL IS NOT WHAT YOU’D THINK 4. Even though people consider alcohol a party starter, it is clinically considered a depressant because it slows down the nervous system and its functions. Source: http://kidshealth.org/te en/drug_alcohol/alcoh ol/alcohol.html# Source: http://panic- attacks.maxupdates.tv/wp- content/uploads/2010/03/Effect s-of-Alcohol-dependency.jpg
  3. 3. FACTS ABOUT EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL 5. Young people who drink are more likely to be involved in a physical or sexual assault. 6. Consuming alcohol can result in unsafe actions like driving while under the influence, engaging in sexual activities while drunk, and committing violence. Source: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol- health/special-populations-co-occurring- disorders/underage-drinking
  4. 4. WHY ALCOHOL IS SO HARMFUL 7. Young people who begin to drink alcohol before the age of 16 are at least 5 times more likely to become dependent on alcohol than adults who do not begin to drunk until the legal age of 21. Source: http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact- sheets/underage-drinking.htm 8. Teenagers who binge drink (consume 4 or more alcoholic beverages in one sitting) have a much greater likelihood of committing self-injury. Source: http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11- facts-about-teens-and-alcohol#
  5. 5. Source: http://www2.potsdam.edu/hans ondj/images/drinking_and_drivi ng_charts.gif Teen drinking causes many automobile accidents each year, including many deaths.
  6. 6. MORE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL 9. Underage drinking has even more consequences. If one begins to binge drink at age 13, he/she has a greater risk of becoming overweight and having hypertension (high blood pressure) by his/her mid-twenties than his/her peers who abstain from alcohol. (University of Washington) Source: http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/ alcohol.html#
  7. 7. http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/images/SafetyAd2.gif
  8. 8. THE WARNING SIGNS CAN BE NOTICED 10. People with alcohol problems can be noticed by: -concentration issues -memory problems -not caring about appearance anymore -having slurred speech -a new group of friends -losing interest in things they used to enjoy -problems in school -possessing alcohol Source: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol- health/special-populations-co-occurring- disorders/underage-drinking

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