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Alcohol Alcohol Presentation Transcript

  • ALCOHOL Knowledge is POWER!
  • … and more
    • 6,000 teens die a year from alcohol poisoning.
    • Alcohol kills more people in one year than cocaine, marijuana and any other drugs combined!
    • Accidents are the number 2 killer (after smoking!) of teens in the United States and accidents are
    • A “drink” equals 12 oz. of beer, 5-6 oz. of wine, or 1 ½ oz. of 80 proof liquor.
    • Alcohol is a depressant.
    • It only takes one drink to impair the brains ability to make decisions!
    • The liver oxidizes one drink and hour (for adults) and NOTHING can make the liver work faster!
  • Still more…
    • Urination, Perspiration and Respiration are processes that rid the body of alcohol at approx. 1 drink every 2 hours for teens.
    • “ Proof” is a number that indicates the amount of alcohol. The % is half the amount: 80 proof = 40% alcohol.
    • BAC is an objective measure of intoxication based on the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.
  • … and more
    • People who start to drink in their teens become alcoholics faster than people who wait to start drinking.
    • One out of every 10 people who choose to drink will become dependant on alcohol
    • One out of every four cars you meet on the highway after 11:00 p.m. is driven by an impaired driver. That doubles after 1:00 a.m.
  • BAC Levels This chart shows how a drinker’s behavior changes as BAC (blood alcohol concentration) levels increase. These may vary from person to person.
  • BAC Level & Change I n Behavior
    • .01%-.02%
    • The drinker feels relaxed, with a minor impairment of judgment and memory.
    • .02%-.03%
    • No loss of coordination, slight euphoria and loss of shyness.
    • .03%-.04%
    • Some loss of judgment and efficiency. Alertness is significantly decreased. Behavior changes are noticed
    • .04%-.06%
    • Inhibitions are lowered. Decision-making skills are affected. Drinker begins to lose control over actions and emotions.
  • BAC Level & Change in Behavior
    • .06%-.08%
    • Walking, talking and balance are visibly affected. The drinkers ability to react is notably slower. A BAC of .08% is considered legally intoxicated in Alaska.
    • .09%-.10%
    • Vision, judgment, speech, motor coordination and reaction time are all severely affected. Loss of balance is common.
  • BAC Level & Change in Behavior
    • .11%-.15%
    • Gross motor impairment and lack of physical control. Judgment, memory, self-control are further affected. Irresponsible behavior is evident. There is a decrease in sense of pain. Emotional mood swings.
    • .16%-.19%
    • Behavior is greatly affected. Lack of motor control; mental confusion. Slurred speech, severe mood swings. Unable to perform tasks. Dysphoria (anxiety, restlessness) predominates, nausea appears. Vomiting happens.
  • BAC Level & Change in Behavior
    • .20%- .30%
    • Unconsciousness usually occurs. All physical and mental abilities are severely impaired. Central nervous system is acutely depressed. Total mental confusion. Respiratory system begins to shut down.
    • Above .30%
    • The drinker is unconscious, with an irregular heartbeat and breathing patterns. Onset of coma, death is possible due to respiratory arrest.