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  • 1. Frank Kyewski EDU 653
  • 2.  Water, flavorings, organic matter and minerals are added to ethanol to form beer and wine. Alcohol can be altered to create liquors such as whiskey, gin and vodka. 2
  • 3.  When alcohol is first consumed, it may give the drinker a certain energy or “buzz” However alcohol is actually a depressant that causes the CNS to slow down. It’s only a matter of time until the person becomes drunk…… 3
  • 4.  Intoxication: is a limitation of the body’s physical and mental status, ranging from feeling energized to being unconscious. 4
  • 5. BRAIN Alcohol can reach the brain in a short amount of time and the brain’s ability to control the body is greatly affected. Fine motor skills, speech, and vision may be affected. 5
  • 6. HEART Alcohol causes the heart rate to increase and the blood vessels to expand. Due to the expanded blood vessels, blood is circulated closer to the outer most layer of skin, allowing the body’s heat to escape easier. 6
  • 7. LIVER The liver is the organ that processes the alcohol in the body and turns it back into water and carbon dioxide. When more alcohol is consumed faster than the liver can handle, the alcohol continues to circulate the blood stream causing intoxication. 7
  • 8. Respiratory System The lungs release carbon dioxide from the body while a person is breathing. The water passes out of the body in the form of urine, perspiration, and breath vapor. 8
  • 9. STOMACH Some of the alcohol consumed by a person will pass through the lining of their stomach to reach the bloodstream. Ingesting too much alcohol in a short amount of time my cause the stomach to reject the poison and vomiting may occur. 9
  • 10.  Alcohol can affect a persons judgment and may interfere with a persons ability to control decisions, behavior and emotions. The chances of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, and violence is greatly increased when a person is under the influence of alcohol. 10
  • 11. Drinking & Driving: • Alcohol reduces a persons ability to judge distances, speeds, and turns. • Makes a person take risks they normally would not. • Slows down a persons reflexes.Legal Limit in Michigan  The most deadly short term Blood Alcohol Content effect of alcohol is driving Over 21=0.08 under the influence ofUnder 21=zero tolerance alcohol. (DUI) 11
  • 12.  Driving under the influence of alcohol is the leading cause of death among teenagers. On average 11 teenagers are killed and 350 injured everyday in the U.S. due to drunk driving. 12
  • 13.  Long-term excessive use of alcohol can lead to severe brain damage. Moderate drinking can result in the loss of brain cells. Loss of brain cells can cause impairment of intellectual abilities like memory and problem solving. 13
  • 14.  If you choose to continue to use alcohol while you are pregnant with a baby, many different problem can arise. Whatever a mother consumes the baby also consumes. If a mother is drunk, there is a good chance here unborn baby is also. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome results from prolonged use of alcohol while pregnant. It can lead to many birth defects such as low birth weight, deformation, developmental difficulties, mental impairments, even death. 14
  • 15.  Alcohol also interferes with the livers ability to function properly. The liver is unable to break down fats creating a fatty build up within the liver that prohibits it from functioning properly. Longtime heavy use of alcohol can cause a condition call Cirrhosis. This is a condition in which liver tissue is destroyed and then replaced with scarred tissue. 15
  • 16.  NIDA - abuse/alcohol NIAAA - health/alcohols-effects-body - /alcohol.html Glencoe Health and Wellness, 2005, Meeks and Heit
  • 17.  Klearchos Kapoutsis on fotopedia Felix.triller on fotopedia Hilary Boles on Flikr 39560/ Michael Gil on Flikr Casper Moler on fotopedia