Dangers of Alcohol

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Dangers of Alcohol

  1. 1. ALCOHOL Ms. Stunkard December 15, 2006
  2. 2. Street Names <ul><li>Booze </li></ul><ul><li>Hooch </li></ul><ul><li>Liquor </li></ul><ul><li>Gut rot </li></ul><ul><li>Cold one </li></ul><ul><li>Swill </li></ul><ul><li>Cocktail </li></ul>
  3. 3. Alcohol is a Depressant.
  4. 4. Alcohol is swallowed as a liquid.
  5. 5. People drink alcohol to… <ul><li>Feel more relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>Look cool </li></ul><ul><li>Forget problems </li></ul><ul><li>Join the party </li></ul><ul><li>Become intoxicated </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun during the holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy sporting events </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alcohol is made from fruits, vegetables and grains. <ul><li>Grapes </li></ul><ul><li>Apples, pears, peaches, plums, bananas, pineapple </li></ul><ul><li>Juniper berries </li></ul><ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Molasses or sugar cane </li></ul><ul><li>Barley, hops, malt </li></ul><ul><li>Rice </li></ul>
  7. 8. Immediate Effects <ul><li>Blurred vision </li></ul><ul><li>Slurred speech </li></ul><ul><li>Impairs motor coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart beat </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers body temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Hangover </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol poisoning (death) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Long Term Effects on the Body <ul><li>Brain damage </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Liver disease “cirrhosis” </li></ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Weight gain </li></ul>
  9. 10. Stages of Cirrhosis
  10. 11. Alcoholism <ul><li>A physical and mental need for alcohol that turns into a progressive and chronic disease . </li></ul>
  11. 12. Car accidents are the major cause of teenage deaths (ages 13-19) in the U.S.
  12. 13. Four teenagers died in this alcohol related accident.
  13. 14. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Interesting Fact: Prohibition <ul><li>From 1920-1933 it was illegal to make or consume alcohol in the United States. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Alcohol: A Danger for Teens <ul><li>Nearly 50% of all teen suicide victims drank alcohol at the time of their death. </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking alcohol is the leading factor in unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>About 1/3 of crimes committed by youth are related to alcohol consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 1/3 of all traffic deaths involving people under 25 are related to alcohol. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Where to Get Help? <ul><li>www.alcoholics-anonymous.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.al-anon.alateen.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.bettyfordcenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-515-DARS </li></ul>
  17. 18. Bibliography <ul><li>Merki, Mary B. Teen Health Course 2 . New York, NY: Glencoe, 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>www.dancesafe.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.drugfree.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.co.mohave.az.us </li></ul>
  18. 19. 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.

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