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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/