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  1. 1. Alcohol<br />
  2. 2. Alcohol is an addictive drug<br />Ethanol: type of alcohol in an alcoholic beverage.<br />Fermentation: the chemical action of yeast on sugars<br />Depressant: a drug that slows the central nervous system<br />Intoxication: the state in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance and the persons physical and mental control is significantly reduced.<br />
  3. 3. Factors that influence Alcohols’ Effects<br />Body size<br />Gender<br />Food<br />Rate of intake<br />Amount<br />medicine<br />
  4. 4. Long Term Effects<br />Liver: <br />Fatty liver: fat build up in the liver and cannot be broken down.<br />Cirrhosis: scarring of the liver and poor liver function as a result of chronic liver disease<br />Hepatitis: inflammation of the liver<br />
  5. 5. Binge Drinking/ Alcohol Poisoning<br />Binge drinking: drinking five ore more alcoholic drinks at one sitting.<br />Alcohol poisoning: a severe and potentially fatal physical reaction to an alcohol overdose.<br />
  6. 6. Effects of Alcohol Poisoning<br />Mental confusion<br />Coma<br />Vomiting/seizures<br />Slow respiration<br />Irregular heartbeat<br />Hypothermia or low body temperature<br />
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  8. 8. Why Teens Drink?<br />