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  • 1. Alcohol BY:TAYLOR TOMASETTI
  • 2. What Is Alcohol?  Alcohol is a considered a depressant drug  Alcohol is created through the process of fermentation of grains, fruits and vegetables Reference 2, 3
  • 3. Binge Drinking Bing drinking is defined as a BAC of .08 or higher {BAC(Blood Alcohol Content)=How much alcohol is in your system compared to your blood volume}  For Men, a BAC of .08 or more will result after 5 or more drinks with in a 2 hour period  For Women, a BAC of .08 or more will result after 4 or more drinks with in a 2 hour period Reference 4,5
  • 4. Alcohol Poisoning Alcohol poisoning commonly is a result of binge drinking due to the large amount of alcohol consumed in a short period of time. Signs of alcohol poisoning:  Confusion  Vomiting: extremely dangerous of the person is not fully conscious because they have the potential to choke on their own vomit  Slow breathing  Pale skin  Inability to be awakened Reference 3
  • 5. Why Do People Drink Alcohol? Addicted Reference 4
  • 6. Do you know How Much Are You Drinking?  1 standard drink is equivalent to: = 0.6 ounces of pure alcohol =12 ounces of beer =8 ounces of liquor =5 ounces of wine = or 1.5 ounces (a "shot") of 80-proof liquor Reference 1
  • 7. Short-Term Effects Alcohol has very immediate effects on the body. The effects will vary from person to person. Common short-term effects include:  Impaired judgment, vision and hearing  Difficulty breathing  Headaches  Vomiting  Tiredness  Slurred speech Reference 2
  • 8. Long-Term Effects Continuous consumption of alcohol can lead to very negative affects for the entire body.  Heart-related diseases  Liver disease  Nerve damage  Ulcers  Cancer  Brain damage  Gastritis  Depression Reference 2
  • 9. What is Alcoholism?  Alcoholism is characterized by a strong craving for alcohol, and continued use despite harm or personal injury  Alcoholics tend to have problems with relationships, and performing to the best of their ability at work/school
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  • 11. Discussion Question!
  • 12. 1. REFERENCES (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/alcohol 2. Faye. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/ alcohol/short-term-long-term-effects.html3. 3. Tapert, S. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/alcohol.html 4. Miller , M. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://studenthealth.ucsf.edu/healthcareservices/drug-alcohol-consultation/alcohol-resources/why-do-i-drink 5. CDC. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/bingedrinking.htm