Alcohol <br />By: Jayde Walter & Kayleigh Yohe<br />
alcohol<br />1. liquid for drinks or solvents: a colorless liquid, produced by the fermentation of sugar or starch, that is the intoxicating agent in fermented drinks. C2H5OH<br />The common street name for this is booze, hand symbols, cold one juice, sauce, hard stuff, brew, brewsky, hooch, liquor.<br />
Drinking alcohol can result in gaining weight, memory loss, risks of diseases & forms of cancers, and you also have more of a chance to do drugs….<br />
How alcohol is made, Where is it grown, and what form is it used in?<br />Alcohol, also known as ethanol is made through a process called fermentation.<br />Alcohol is made in a factory. but alcohol is found in homes, liquor stores. There are many ways to get this easy. That is why kids have easy access. <br />Alcohol is used to get drunk, used to heal pain, used in addiction. <br />
Teens drink to excess!!!!!!!<br />`Teens don't just drink. They drink to excess.<br />More than 8 percent of eighth graders, 16 percent of sophomores, and 24 percent of seniors report recent binge drinking (5+ drinks on the same occasion).<br />Statistics show that the majority of current teen drinkers got drunk in the previous month. That includes 50 percent of the high school sophomores who drink and 65 percent of the high school seniors who drink. <br />Do you drink? If so ask yourself, Do I binge drink if so just think that your killing yourself. <br />
Underage drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior. <br />According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 5,000 kids under 21 die every year as a result of underage drinking – from crashes, homicides, and suicides. Teens that drink also are at risk for a long list of other injuries and potential life-long alcohol abuse. Reducing underage drinking can reduce drinking-related harm.<br />
Suicide<br /><ul><li>Alcohol use interacts with conditions like depression and stress, and contributes to an estimated 300 teen suicides a year.
High school students who drink are twice as likely to have seriously considered attempting suicide, as compared to nondrinkers. High school students who binge drink are four times as likely to have attempted suicide, as compared to nondrinkers. </li></li></ul><li>Sexual Behavior<br /><ul><li>Current teen drinkers are more than twice as likely to have had sexual intercourse within the past three months than teens who don't drink.
Higher drinking levels increase the likelihood of sexual activity.
Adolescents who drink are more likely to engage in risky sexual activities, like having sex with someone they don't know or failing to use birth control. </li></li></ul><li>how can you tell if your friend is drinking? Sometimes it's tough to tell. But there are signs you can look for. If your friend has one or more of the following warning signs, he or she may have a problem with alcohol:<br /><ul><li> acting weird