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  • 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 if 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 Reference 4
  • 10. How To Get Help There are many resources and supports that can offer help, but the first step is realizing that you have an addiction, and the willingness to make changes! Peer support groups are the leading source for alcoholics  AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is just one very popular choice Reference 4, 5
  • 11. Quote! “Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined. It is a factor in the three leading causes of death among 15- to 24-year-olds: accidents, homicides and suicides.” Reference 2
  • 12. Discussion Question! Have you ever, or known anyone who has ever experienced alcohol poisoning in the past? How did it affect them? If you had to take care of them, how did you handle it?
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