KIDS AND ALCOHOL
FOR GRADES 5, 6, 7, AND 8

CREATED BY H. STALLARD JANUARY 2010
hstallard@yahoo.com
ALCOHOL
IS A DRUG
A drug is a chemical that
has an effect on the body
and is not a food.
ALCOHOL
BEER
WINE
WHISKEY
How does alcohol affect people?
A small amount of alcohol can make the
person feel relaxed.
With more alcohol, people cannot control
their behavior…they may do silly things.
With more alcohol
They become clumsy and uncoordinated.
With more alcohol
They can become violent.
With more alcohol
They are not in full control of their minds and
bodies, and they are not able to think clearly
or to mak...
When large amounts of alcohol are
consumed in a short period of
time, alcohol poisoning can result.
SYMPTOMS OF
ALCOHOL POISONING
Violent vomiting is usually the first symptom
of alcohol poisoning.
OTHER SIGNS OF
ALCOHOL POISONING
Extreme sleepiness
Unconsciousness
Difficulty breathing
Dangerously low blood sugar
Seizu...
How does alcohol affect people?
Heavy use of alcohol can lead to addiction.
(alcoholism).
Short-term effects of drinking

• distorted vision, hearing, and coordination
• altered perceptions and emotions
• impaire...
With too much alcohol a person can
pass out
long-term effects of drinking
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

cirrhosis and cancer of the liver
loss of appetite
serious vitamin deficienci...
Alcohol is a factor in about one-half of all fatal
traffic collisions in the United States.
Alcohol-related accidents are the leading cause
of death among American teenagers.
WHY YOUNG PEOPLE DRINK ALCOHOL
All the ads about alcohol show people having
fun, surrounded by friends, and give the
messa...
WHAT THE ADS
DON’T TELL YOU
WHY YOUNG PEOPLE DRINK ALCOHOL
They are curious.

They want to be accepted and belong.
Their friends are doing it.
It make...
UNDERAGE DRINKING
To legally drink alcohol in Virginia you must be
at least 21 years old.
Underage drinking is a Class I m...
In wise County, court ordered community
service is usually road side trash pick up
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
To drink or not to drink…that is the question.
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Kids and alcohol for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
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    1. 1. KIDS AND ALCOHOL FOR GRADES 5, 6, 7, AND 8 CREATED BY H. STALLARD JANUARY 2010 hstallard@yahoo.com
    2. 2. ALCOHOL IS A DRUG A drug is a chemical that has an effect on the body and is not a food.
    3. 3. ALCOHOL
    4. 4. BEER
    5. 5. WINE
    6. 6. WHISKEY
    7. 7. How does alcohol affect people? A small amount of alcohol can make the person feel relaxed.
    8. 8. With more alcohol, people cannot control their behavior…they may do silly things.
    9. 9. With more alcohol They become clumsy and uncoordinated.
    10. 10. With more alcohol They can become violent.
    11. 11. With more alcohol They are not in full control of their minds and bodies, and they are not able to think clearly or to make good choices. They do things that they would never do when they are sober.
    12. 12. When large amounts of alcohol are consumed in a short period of time, alcohol poisoning can result.
    13. 13. SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL POISONING Violent vomiting is usually the first symptom of alcohol poisoning.
    14. 14. OTHER SIGNS OF ALCOHOL POISONING Extreme sleepiness Unconsciousness Difficulty breathing Dangerously low blood sugar Seizures and even death
    15. 15. How does alcohol affect people? Heavy use of alcohol can lead to addiction. (alcoholism).
    16. 16. Short-term effects of drinking • distorted vision, hearing, and coordination • altered perceptions and emotions • impaired judgment, which can lead to accidents, drowning, and other risky behaviors • bad breath • hangovers
    17. 17. With too much alcohol a person can pass out
    18. 18. long-term effects of drinking • • • • • • • cirrhosis and cancer of the liver loss of appetite serious vitamin deficiencies stomach ailments heart and central nervous system damage memory loss high risk for overdosing (alcohol poisoning)
    19. 19. Alcohol is a factor in about one-half of all fatal traffic collisions in the United States.
    20. 20. Alcohol-related accidents are the leading cause of death among American teenagers.
    21. 21. WHY YOUNG PEOPLE DRINK ALCOHOL All the ads about alcohol show people having fun, surrounded by friends, and give the message that drinking alcohol is super cool.
    22. 22. WHAT THE ADS DON’T TELL YOU
    23. 23. WHY YOUNG PEOPLE DRINK ALCOHOL They are curious. They want to be accepted and belong. Their friends are doing it. It makes them feel older. They want to rebel. They are bored.
    24. 24. UNDERAGE DRINKING To legally drink alcohol in Virginia you must be at least 21 years old. Underage drinking is a Class I misdemeanor. If convicted you will be ordered to pay a mandatory minimum fine of $500 or ordered to perform a mandatory minimum of 50 hours of community service.
    25. 25. In wise County, court ordered community service is usually road side trash pick up
    26. 26. THE CHOICE IS YOURS To drink or not to drink…that is the question.
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