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Health Test #3

Info for my Health Test #3

Alcohol a drug produced by a chemical reaction in fruits/vegetables/grains that slows down the functions of the human body (depressant)
Cirrhosis scarring and destruction of the liver
Blood Alcohol Concentration the amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream
Intoxicated physically and mentally impaired by the use of alcohol
Binge drinking the consumption of several alcoholic drinks in a very short period of time
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a group of alcohol-related birth defects that include both physical and mental problems
Alcoholism a progressive, chronic disease involving a mental and physical need for alcohol
Detoxification a process in which an alcoholic’s body adjusts to functioning without alcohol
Recovery the process of learning to live an alcohol-free life
Sobriety living without alcohol
Heart high blood pressure, damage to the cardiac muscle
Blood vessels hardening of arteries and veins making them less flexible
Brain destruction of brain cells, nerves cells around the body are damaged resulting in numbness in hands/feet
Liver damage may result in cirrhosis (see definition earlier)
Stomach irritation to the stomach lining causing open sores (ulcers)
Pancreas inflammation of the pancreas may effect insulin production (diabetes)
Body size larger people are effected somewhat less than smaller people with the same amount of alcohol consumption
Gender alcohol moves faster <in general> into the bloodstream of females
Time the quicker a person drinks the more intoxicated s/he will get
Amount high levels of alcohol in the bloodstream may result in poisoning
Food having food in the stomach will slow down the passage of alcohol into the blood
Medicine alcohol effects may be intensified when combine with medicine
What is the alcohol content of 12 ounces of beer 5%
What is the alcohol content of 4 ounces of wine 12-15%
What is the alcohol content of 1.5 ounces of shots 40%
What BAC means a person is legally intoxicated .08
What is the illegal BAC for people under 21 above 0
How much of college suicides involve alcohol 2/3
How many traffic deaths of people under 25 involve alcohol 1/2
How much violent crimes committed by teens involve alcohol 1/4
How many date rape cases between college and teens involve alcohol 1/3-2/3
Step 1 to recovery Admission
Step 2 to recovery Detoxification
Step 3 to recovery Counseling
Step 4 to recovery Recovery
Stage 1 of Alcoholism The drinker starts lying or making excuses for their drinking
Stage 2 of Alcoholism The drinker begins denying that there is a problem
Stage 3 of Alcoholism The drinker is very addicted and out of control
Created by: edenbreslauer