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7th Alcohol Unit

7th grade alcohol unit

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What is alcohol? a drug that is produced by a chemical reaction in fruits, vegetables, and grains.
What are depressants? drugs that slow down the body’s functions and reactions.
Why is alcohol dangerous for teens? Their bodies are still growing and developing.
Can alcohol affect growth. Yes, it can interfere with short and long term growth.
what percent of traffic deaths are related to alcohol. 1/3
Is using alcohol legal for anyone under age 21? No
Why is it important for teens to stay alchol free? Teens who stay alcohol free are better able to handle the challenges of everyday life.
What are alternatives? other ways of thinking or acting.
What are some examples of alternatives? Sports Learning new skills Discovering new talents Theater or arts Volunteering in the community
How long does it take alcohol to reach the brain after it is consumed? 30 seconds.
The ability of the body to respond quickly and appropriately to situations. reaction time
A person’s mental and physical abilities have been impaired by alcohol. Intoxication
Blood Alcohol Content is a measure of what? measure of the amount of alcohol present in a person’s blood.
What does a persons BAC have to be to be considered legally intoxicated? .08
A dangerous condition that results when a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol over a short period of time. Alcohol Poisoning
A person’s mental and physical abilities have been impaired by alcohol. Intoxication
measure of the amount of alcohol present in a person’s blood. Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
a dangerous condition that results when a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol over a short period of time. Alcohol Poisoning
What factors determine how alcohol affects an individual? Gender and Body Size Other Drugs Food General Health How Fast You Drink How Much You Drink
Long term use of alcohol can lead to what? Malnutrition
a condition in which the body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to grow and function properly. Malnutrition
What can the calories in alcohol cause? unwanted weight gain.
What are some long term physical effects of alcohol use? Damage to major organs Worsen existing health problems long-lasting learning and memory problems.
The consumption of a large quantity of alcohol in a very short period of time. Binge drinking
What are dangers of binge drinking? Death Being a victim of violent behavior.
A group of alcohol-related birth defects that include both physical and mental problems. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
A physical or psychological need for a drug. Addiction
A progressive, chronic disease involving a mental and physical need for alcohol. Alcoholism
People with alcoholism are called what? Alcoholics
A pattern of drinking that results in one or more well-defined behaviors within a 12-month period. Alcohol Abuse
What are some symptoms fo alcohol abuse? Failure to fulfill major work Drinking in situations that are physically dangerous Having ongoing alcohol-related legal problems
What are some ways to stay alcohol free? Avoid situations where alcohol may be present. Choose friends who are alcohol free.
Created by: feltont