Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA   1
Alcohol Quiz     Try your knowledge at the alcohol quiz - are the statements true or      false? Be prepared to give reas...
Alcohol What is alcohol? Alcohol is a recreational drug that has short term  and long term effects on the body Alcohol ...
Behavioural Effects Alcohol can result in some serious behavioural changes in people -  it’s a depressant (slows the nerv...
Anatomical Effects Alcohol also has some nasty affects on the body These include brain damage - from brain cells being d...
How Much? How much alcohol is safe?! Alcohol is an addictive drug, which can have serious consequences -  killing nearly...
The liverThe liver is most responsiblefor metabolizing,detoxifying, andeliminating drugs.                    Neil Paul,New...
Drugs What is a drug? A drug is any substance that changes the way the body or mind  works Drugs are substances that ha...
Stimulants Stimulants - increase the speed at which nerves carry  messages (they make you feel more alert)       Caffein...
Depressants Depressants - slow down messages in the brain and along the  nerves (they make you feel more relaxed, happy, ...
Alcohol Quiz     Try your knowledge at the alcohol quiz - are the statements true or false?      Be prepared to give reas...
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  1. 1. Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 1
  2. 2. Alcohol Quiz Try your knowledge at the alcohol quiz - are the statements true or false? Be prepared to give reasons for your answers1. Alcohol is produced by yeast cells2. Alcohol is poisonous3. You cannot become addicted to alcohol4. A pint of beer contains 1 unit of alcohol5. You can buy alcohol when you are 166. The legal limit for driving is 100mg of alcohol in 100cm3 of blood7. Alcohol makes you react quicker8. Alcohol makes you more relaxed9. Too much alcohol can damage the liver10. Alcohol affects all people in exactly the same way11. Women react more quickly to alcohol than men Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 2
  3. 3. Alcohol What is alcohol? Alcohol is a recreational drug that has short term and long term effects on the body Alcohol is a depressant that works by slowing down the nervous system and relaxing the brain - it can reach the brain in <1 minute The liver breaks down alcohol to remove this toxic drug from the body - too much alcohol can damage the liver and brain Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 3
  4. 4. Behavioural Effects Alcohol can result in some serious behavioural changes in people - it’s a depressant (slows the nerve impulses) which can make people feel relaxed and happy, but also severely slows their reaction times But it is different for different people - some people can become aggressive, confused and loud! This is because the alcohol affects the brain and stops the nerves from working Excess alcohol will cause vomiting (your bodies defense in trying to remove the poisonous alcohol), however too much can lead to death as it stops signals from the brain informing the lungs to breathe Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 4
  5. 5. Anatomical Effects Alcohol also has some nasty affects on the body These include brain damage - from brain cells being destroyed The liver is also extremely vulnerable - the liver breaks the toxic alcohol down, but too much of it slowly kills of the liver cells leading to cirrhosis and possibly cancer Alcohol also stops some vitamins being absorbed into the body - heavy drinkers will suffer vitamin deficiencies And if you’re pregnant, all the poisonous alcohol in your blood will pass to the foetus - severely affecting its development Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 5
  6. 6. How Much? How much alcohol is safe?! Alcohol is an addictive drug, which can have serious consequences - killing nearly as many people as smoking! It is recommended that men should drink no more than 21 units a week (10 pints of lager) Women should drink no more than14 units (7 alcopops) Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 6
  7. 7. The liverThe liver is most responsiblefor metabolizing,detoxifying, andeliminating drugs. Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 7
  8. 8. Drugs What is a drug? A drug is any substance that changes the way the body or mind works Drugs are substances that have effects on the body Medicines are drugs that help people suffering from pain or disease, such as aspirin or penicillin Other drugs, often called recreational drugs, are taken for pleasure Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 8
  9. 9. Stimulants Stimulants - increase the speed at which nerves carry messages (they make you feel more alert) Caffeine (legal) Cocaine Ecstasy Amphetamines They make you feel more energetic and confident, but they can damage the liver and heart. They can also cause loss of memory and concentration, and bring an increased risk of mental illness. Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 9
  10. 10. Depressants Depressants - slow down messages in the brain and along the nerves (they make you feel more relaxed, happy, distorted view of surroundings) Alcohol (legal) Cannabis Solvents Heroin Some of the long-term effects of depressants on the body include damage to the liver, brain and heart Alcohol can cause weight gain; solvent abuse causes a rash around the nose and mouth; cannabis causes loss of memory and concentration, as well as an increased risk of mental illness. Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 10
  11. 11. Alcohol Quiz Try your knowledge at the alcohol quiz - are the statements true or false? Be prepared to give reasons for your answers1. Alcohol is produced by yeast cells True2. Alcohol is poisonous True3. You cannot become addicted to alcohol False4. A pint of beer contains 1 unit of alcohol False - 2 units5. You can buy alcohol when you are 16 False - 186. The legal limit for driving is 100mg of alcohol in 100cm 3 of blood False - 80mg 3 of blood7. Alcohol makes you react quicker False - depressant so slows reaction times8. Alcohol makes you more relaxed True9. Too much alcohol can damage the liver True10. Alcohol affects all people in exactly the same way False11. Women react more quickly to alcohol than men True - absorb it quicker Neil Paul,New Delhi,INDIA 11

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