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    • At Risk Behavior
      Alcohol Misuse/Abuse
      ~Lori Wangberg, CMU Health Educator
    • Learning Objectives
      Define standard drink & binge drinking
      Identify myths versus facts
      Identify short term & long term effects
      Define blood alcohol content
      Understand alcohol poisoning
      Understand alcohol is a drug
    • What is alcohol??
      Source:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/joecashin/73342186/sizes/s/
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
      Photo by: Joe Cashin
    • Alcohol – What does it do?
      Affects Central Nervous System (CNS)
      (spinal cord, brain and nerves)
      Short term effects: impaired judgement and coordination, increased risk for injury
      Long term effects: irreversible damage to brain, liver and heart
      http://www.oregoncounseling.org/ArticlesPapers/Documents/ETOHBIOFx.htm
    • Alcohol Myths/Facts
      Taking a cold shower will sober me up
      Fact:Time is the only thing to sober a person up
      Wine is the safest of all drinks
      Fact: Alcohol no matter what form is alcohol
      Drinking makes me cool
      Fact: Doing things such as vomiting or passing out is not cool, and you are more likely to make bad choices under the influence of alcohol
      Source: http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/media/pdf/MythsFactsBrochure_508compliant.pdf
    • Statistics…..
      For a frame of reference:
      Over 1,700 college students 18-24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries each year (NIAAA).
      Over 696,000 college students are injured each year while under the influence of alcohol (NIAAA)
      Over 97,000 are involved in sexual assaults while under the influence of alcohol each year (NIAAA)
      *NIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    • Standard drink equivalents
      All drinks are not created equal
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/adforce1/1586828155/sizes/m/
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
      Photo by: William Cho
    • Source:
      http://www.co.warren.ny.us/trafficsafety/stopdwi/bacchart.php
      Compare the difference…..
    • Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
      • Defined as the amount of alcohol circulating in the blood at any given time
      • BAC’s are subjective, they can vary between individuals even if you drink the same amount of alcohol
      http://www.bloodalcoholcontent.org/
    • Source:
      http://www.co.warren.ny.us/trafficsafety/stopdwi/bacchart.php
      Number of drinks and BAC
    • Binge Drinking
      Consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time.
      ~About 5 drinks for a man
      ~About 4 drinks for a woman
      Dangerous because it can result in alcohol poisoning, when your body cannot metabolize it fast enough
      http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm
    • Alcohol Poisoning
      Large consumption of alcohol can result in alcohol poisoning.
      When to call for help/ 911
      Slow breathing (less than 8-10 breaths/minute)
      Bluish color/cold, clammy skin
      Inability to wake up the person
      http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/OtherAlcoholInformation/factsAboutAlcoholPoisoning.aspx
    • Alcohol Poisoning
      Can result in death, body cannot eliminate the alcohol so it builds up and death by poisoning occurs.
      Watch the following video clip from the SamSpadyFoundation.org / story of a young college co-ed who died from alcohol poisoning
    • Sam Spady story
      http://www.samspadyfoundation.org/dvd_preview.html
    • Michigan Laws/Alcohol
      It is not legal to buy, drink or even have alcohol with you in the State of Michigan
      It is not legal to have alcohol in open cans/bottles/cups on Michigan highways
      It is not legal to purchase/give alcohol to people under the age of 21
      (These are all misdemeanors)
      For a full summary of Michigan alcohol laws, see
      http://www.cmich.edu/ehs/Policies_and_Procedures/Alcohol_Policies_and_Procedures/Summary_of_Selected_Michigan_Laws.htm
    • FYI – Need Help/Resources
      Campus Counseling Center
      Foust 102 / 774-3381
      University Health Services
      Foust 200 / 774-6599
      Or visit the following websites:
      www.niaaa.nih.gov
      www.samhsa.gov
      www.cdc.gov
    • Thank you to the following….
      http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/EducationTrainingMaterials/Documents/1College_Bulletin-508_361C4E.pdf
       
      BAC charts/standard drinks
      http://www.co.warren.ny.us/trafficsafety/stopdwi/bacchart.php
      Myths versus facts:
      Stats
      http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/media/pdf/MythsFactsBrochure_508compliant.pdf
       Alcohol laws
      http://www.cmich.edu/ehs/Policies_and_Procedures/Alcohol_Policies_and_Procedures/Summary_of_Selected_Michigan_Laws.htm
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    • For making this presentation possible…
      CNS depressant
      http://www.oregoncounseling.org/ArticlesPapers/Documents/ETOHBIOFx.htm
      Alcohol image/margarita
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/adforce1/1586828155/sizes/m/
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
      photo by William Cho
    • BAC
      http://www.bloodalcoholcontent.org/
      binge drinking
      http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm
      alcohol poisoning
      http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/OtherAlcoholInformation/factsAboutAlcoholPoisoning.aspx
      Sam Spady
      http://www.samspadyfoundation.org/