WTHHAPPENDReal life experiences that you can’t forget http://wthhappend.wordpress.com Group: Be Patient Team: Herald Chia Sherilyn Wong Lu Wang
THEME : RISKAs the theme of our project is on risk, our group would liketo explore on the risks that we take when we consume toomuch alcohol.After researching for the past few days, we discoveredsome articles mention about the risk of drinking. Such as“the dangers of drinking” “ Reduce your risk:new nationalguidelines for alcohol consumption”.Hence, our group would like to expand on this idea bycreating a website to emphasize the risk of drinking.
WHAT HAVE DONE NOW• HOW DOES ALCOHOL AFFECT YOU? 1 You see double, slur your speech, you lose your sense of distance. 2 Alcohol loosens your inhibitions; you make bad judgments that can result in car crashes, violence, unwanted pregnancy, sexual transmission of diseases, or rape. 3 A significant portion of violent crimes and vandalism among and by youth involve use of alcohol. 4 Using alcohol can cost you your freedom. You can be grounded by parents, lose your driver’s license, or end up in jail. 5 You can get sick or die from alcohol poisoning. 6 Poor grades may be a result of increased use of alcohol.
THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOLBRAIN DAMAGEBinge drinking can cause blackouts, memory loss and anxiety. Long-term drinking can resultin permanent brain damage, serious mental health problems and alcohol dependence oralcoholism. Young people’s brains are particularly vulnerable because the brain is stilldeveloping during their teenage years. Alcohol can damage parts of the brain, affectingbehaviour and the ability to learn and remember.CANCERSDrinking alcohol is the second biggest risk factor for cancers of the mouth and throat(smoking being the first). People who develop cirrhosis of the liver (often caused by too muchalcohol) can develop liver cancer.HEART AND CIRCULATIONAlcohol can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) increasing the risk of having a heartattack or stroke. It also weakens heart muscles, which can affect lungs, liver, brain and otherbody systems and can cause heart failure. Binge drinking and drinking heavily over longerperiods can cause the heart to beat irregularly (arrhythmia) and has been linked to cases ofsudden death.
• LUNGS People who drink a lot of alcohol have more lung infections and can be more likely to get pneumonia and for their lungs to collapse. When a person vomits as a result of drinking alcohol they may choke if vomit gets sucked into their lungs.• LIVER Drinking too much alcohol initially causes fat deposits to develop in the liver. With continued excessive drinking the liver may become inflamed resulting in alcoholic hepatitis which can result in liver failure and death. Excessive alcohol can permanently scar and damage the liver resulting in liver cirrhosis and an increased risk of liver cancer.• KIDNEYS Heavy drinking can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure – a leading cause of chronic kidney disease.
HOW WAS OUR PROJECT RELATED TO CONVERGENCE• The flow of content across multiple media platforms.• The cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences who would go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they wanted.• This circulation of media content - across different media systems, competing media economies, and national borders - depends heavily on the active participation of the consumer.• Convergence can be understood primarily as a technological process - the bringing together of multiple media functions within the same gadgets and devices.