Dangers of Alcohol

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Dangers of Alcohol

  1. 1. Alcohol can cause health problems such as stroke, liver disease, mouth cancer, high blood pressure if you consume too much alcohol on a daily basis.
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Alcohol may be the world's oldest known drug. Fermented grain, fruit juice and honey have been used to make alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) for thousands of years. The production of products containing alcohol has become big business in today's society and the consumption and abuse of alcohol has become a major public health problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Most agree that the occasional alcoholic drink never hurt anyone. The real danger lies in binge drinking and the development of a tolerance to alcohol, which causes the drinker to consume every greater quantities of booze in a bid to regain that original but elusive feeling of well being.    </li></ul>
  3. 3. Factors of Alcohol <ul><li>Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Factors that influence how </li></ul><ul><li>alcohol will affect a person include: </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Physical condition </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of food eaten </li></ul><ul><li>Other drugs or medication taken </li></ul>
  4. 4. Short and long term effect of Alcohol on the body <ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Throat </li></ul><ul><li>Heart </li></ul><ul><li>Lungs </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach </li></ul><ul><li>Intestines </li></ul><ul><li>Liver </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages and disadvantages of Alcohol <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>energy in the diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Can improve mood, increase relaxation and aid sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>People consume alcohol to take things off their minds such as family issues or stress over work </li></ul><ul><li>They are cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage </li></ul><ul><li>In high concentrations or with repeated use can be toxic and cause liver damage </li></ul><ul><li>Driving with significant blood alcohol can lead to accidents, arrest and imprisonment. </li></ul><ul><li>Can cause poor judgement, concentration, balance and coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>It can make people paranoid, lethargic and moody </li></ul>
  6. 6. Accidents caused by Alcohol <ul><li>The graph shows how much injuries caused by alcohol in the year 2009 in England. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Help <ul><li>Alcoholics Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Rehab </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>GP surgeries </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you for your time

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