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    • Alcohol
    • Alcohol is an addictive drug
      Ethanol: type of alcohol in an alcoholic beverage.
      Fermentation: the chemical action of yeast on sugars
      Depressant: a drug that slows the central nervous system
      Intoxication: the state in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance and the persons physical and mental control is significantly reduced.
    • Factors that influence Alcohols’ Effects
      Body size
      Gender
      Food
      Rate of intake
      Amount
      medicine
    • Long Term Effects
      Liver:
      Fatty liver: fat build up in the liver and cannot be broken down.
      Cirrhosis: scarring of the liver and poor liver function as a result of chronic liver disease
      Hepatitis: inflammation of the liver
    • Binge Drinking/ Alcohol Poisoning
      Binge drinking: drinking five ore more alcoholic drinks at one sitting.
      Alcohol poisoning: a severe and potentially fatal physical reaction to an alcohol overdose.
    • Effects of Alcohol Poisoning
      Mental confusion
      Coma
      Vomiting/seizures
      Slow respiration
      Irregular heartbeat
      Hypothermia or low body temperature
    • Why Teens Drink?