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Dangers of Alcohol

Dangers of Alcohol



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    • ALCOHOL Ms. Stunkard December 15, 2006
    • Street Names
      • Booze
      • Hooch
      • Liquor
      • Gut rot
      • Cold one
      • Swill
      • Cocktail
    • Alcohol is a Depressant.
    • Alcohol is swallowed as a liquid.
    • People drink alcohol to…
      • Feel more relaxed
      • Look cool
      • Forget problems
      • Join the party
      • Become intoxicated
      • Have fun during the holidays
      • Enjoy sporting events
    • Alcohol is made from fruits, vegetables and grains.
      • Grapes
      • Apples, pears, peaches, plums, bananas, pineapple
      • Juniper berries
      • Corn
      • Molasses or sugar cane
      • Barley, hops, malt
      • Rice
    • Immediate Effects
      • Blurred vision
      • Slurred speech
      • Impairs motor coordination
      • Increased heart beat
      • Lowers body temperature
      • Vomiting
      • Hangover
      • Alcohol poisoning (death)
    • Long Term Effects on the Body
      • Brain damage
      • Heart disease
      • Stomach ulcers
      • Liver disease “cirrhosis”
      • Osteoporosis
      • Muscle Weakness
      • Weight gain
    • Stages of Cirrhosis
    • Alcoholism
      • A physical and mental need for alcohol that turns into a progressive and chronic disease .
    • Car accidents are the major cause of teenage deaths (ages 13-19) in the U.S.
    • Four teenagers died in this alcohol related accident.
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
      • A woman who drinks alcohol when she is pregnant may cause permanent damage to her developing baby. Babies born with FAS suffer from a group of birth defects that may include physical and mental problems.
    • Interesting Fact: Prohibition
      • From 1920-1933 it was illegal to make or consume alcohol in the United States.
    • Alcohol: A Danger for Teens
      • Nearly 50% of all teen suicide victims drank alcohol at the time of their death.
      • Drinking alcohol is the leading factor in unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
      • About 1/3 of crimes committed by youth are related to alcohol consumption.
      • Almost 1/3 of all traffic deaths involving people under 25 are related to alcohol.
    • Where to Get Help?
      • www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
      • www.al-anon.alateen.org
      • www.bettyfordcenter.org
      • Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services
      • 1-800-515-DARS
    • Bibliography
      • Merki, Mary B. Teen Health Course 2 . New York, NY: Glencoe, 1996.
      • www.dancesafe.org
      • www.drugfree.org
      • www.co.mohave.az.us
    • Please never get in a car when you or someone else has been drinking! Talk to your parents. In case this happens you know what to do. Don’t be a statistic.