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  1. 1. B Y : C L A R E B U B L I T Z M A L L O R Y M A L E N G E L A N D E W C O H N Alcohol
  2. 2. Interesting Facts  A glass of white or red wine, a bottle of beer, and a shot of whiskey are equivalent amounts of alcohol and are the same to a Breathalyzer  The world's oldest known recipe is for beer  The national anthem of United States “The Star Spangled Banner,” was written to the tune of a drinking song  Most people think that drinking alcohol raises the body temperature. Alcohol actually lowers the body temperature.  United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the entire world  In some European countries McDonald’s serves alcohol  A mixed drink that contains carbonated drink is absorbed into the body more quickly than straight shots
  3. 3. Interesting Facts  University of California-San Francisco found enzyme called PKCe which regulates the craving of alcohol in mice  Mice lacking PCKe were 75% less likely to drink than normal mice  If true for humans researchers say they could find a cure for people becoming alcoholics
  4. 4. Side Effects  Loss of balance and poor reaction times  Goes directly into the bloodstream  Could become aggressive or emotional  Make you sick causes hangover next day  Depressant-it depresses the brain  Weight gain  Blackout
  5. 5. Side Effects  Drinking too much alcohol can cause high blood pressure  Korean study shows 6,100 men and women with uncontrolled high blood pressure who binge drink were 4 times more likely to die over the course of the 20 year study  Binge drinking can predispose the heart to atrial fibrillation and cause artery clogging  Binge drinking called holiday heart syndrome-heart racing or skipping beats
  6. 6. Short Term Effects  Depresses REM sleep  Slows reaction time  Decrease in visual acuity  Memory loss and blackouts  Dilation of blood vessels in the skin  Red face
  7. 7. Long Term Effects  Impotence and shrinking of testicles  Cancer of mouth throat and liver  Degeneration of heart muscle  Liver damage  Withdrawl; early minor and late major syndrome (Delirum Tremens)  Cramps, vomiting, sweating, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations, death
  8. 8. Why you should not use this drug  It can kill you from overdosing  You can become addicted  It can kill you if you become addicted then quit  It can give you cancer  It will shrink you testicles  You act like a jackass  Damages your nervous system
  9. 9. Opinions on Alcohol  Alcohol in excess can ruin lives  When used intelligently and in moderation it is safe and can be fun
  10. 10. Legality  Alcohol should be kept legal  Prohibition creates a black market that competes with the economy  Prohibition creates organized and widespread criminal activity