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Ch 22 ALCOHOL

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  1. Ch 22 ALCOHOL Lesson 1: Choosing to be Alcohol FREE

  2. Facts about Alcohol • Ethanol- the type of alcohol in alcoholic beverages • Powerful, addictive drug • Produced synthetically or naturally • Fermentation- chemical action of yeast on sugar • Different types of alcohol • Liquors, beer, wine

  3. Immediate Effects of Alcohol • At first there may be a “buzz” or “rush” • Masks what alcohol really does to the body • Alcohol=depressant • Drug that slows the central nervous system • Slows reaction time, impair vision • Affects decision making and judgement

  4. Intoxication • The state at which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance • A person’s physical and mental control is reduced • Amount of alcohol that leads to intoxication varies from person to person

  5. Factors that Influence Alcohol Use • Peer Pressure • Want to be “cool”, fit in • Family • Do parents drink? Discourage drinking? • Media Messages • Make alcohol use seem exciting and cool

  6. Alcohol in Unsafe Situations • The Law • Illegal under 21 • Alcohol, Violence, Sexual Activity • Victims or perpetrator of violent crimes • Alcohol and sex=dangerous mix • Alcohol Abuse • Excessive use of alcohol

  7. Being Alcohol Free • Maintain a healthy body • Protects from organ damage, decrease chance of injury • Make responsible decisions • Smart choices • Avoid Risky behaviors • Reduce risk of drinking and driving, violence, and sexual activity • Avoid Illegal Activities • Avoid arrest and legal problems