drink is currently 12 years old
-4.6 million Americans age 11-17 are problems
-Alcohol is the fourth largest health problem in
flushing dizziness, dulling of senses, sudden mood
changes, and unconsciousness.
-the amount of alcohol content in a persons blood
-Mask the taste of alcohol, deceiving people into thinking they are not drinking as much due to the presence of other flavors. People may be attracted to the taste of the drink and use that as an excuse
to have extra alcohol instead of taking the step to order a virgin drink.
Long Island Iced Tea, MudSlide, Daiquiris,
drugs by people of all ages and backgrounds.
-Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating substance in
beer wine and liquor. alcohol is produced by the
fermentation process, in which certain yeasts
convert fruit, sugar and grain into ethyl alcohol.
-The distillation process involved in the
production of liquor results to the higher alcohol
stimulus has Ben received or an instruction sent
from the brain.because of impairment of
judgement,you think it takes less Time to
react,when usually it takes longer.
you do not care whether conduct is
proper or safe -take unnessecary
-Alcohol can blur self control and leads to dangerous actions.
perception (the ability to evaluate distance) lessens
-inability to mentally control what you say
impulses to muscles are interfered
-may have problems occur while completing simplest of taks
have become less sensitive to alcohols effect.
-Some people may find that a 6-pack of beer is
nessecary to achieve the same feelings they once
obtained drinking only 2 or 3 beers.
tolerance,which requires greater doses of the drug in
order to achieve the same effect.when a person is
physically dependent on alcohol,withdrawal symptoms
appear if the drug is discontinued
attending events where alcohol is served.
-most people who use alcohol at these events plan to
-most people do not plan
Where the events are held
-who will do the driving
-who will go there with u
-how to get there
-what to do once there
and body temperature.
because alcohol causes blood vessels
to enlarge,which allows more blood
flow to skin,carrying heat with
it,which gives th deceptive feeling of
warmth.As blood is directed from the
internal body to the surface,th
internal body temperature is lowered.
-At first senses are numbed or
dulled.when alcohol level in blood
reaches a point of being a total
anesthetic ,you loss consciousness.
-When the level gets bad, CNS is affected.
-If alcohol slows these controls enough, the heart becomes uneven and breathing stops → death by alcohol poisoning
~Deciding to go to an event where drinking would
occur: encouragement or prospect of friends
~Deciding how to get to the event: room in car or
driver wanted company / group
~Deciding wether to go to an event where drinking
occur: desire to go to be with friends family
~Deciding on wether or not to drink: to relax, to feel affects
of alcohol, to achieve a mood.
~Deciding to stay: feeling effects of alcohol,
boredom, fatigue, desire to go home.
~prom night, graduation, or birthday prompted drinking as celebration
~ free, lots of alcohol available
~expense of alternate transportation availability
~Decisions based on habit (used to driving home, not thinking about alcohol)
consumed too much alcohol
-because the alcohol cannot escape from the stomach
the lining becomes irritated and the person vomits.
-rids the body of much of the alcohol, and prevents acute
-an unconscious person however could easily choke / asphyxiate
on higher own vomit.
-Importance is to be placed on person
who passes out, don’t let sleep or bring to hospital immediately
~cannot be awaken
~weak, rapid pulse
~blue, pail skin
an infant with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a disorder that
causes heart malformation, joint problems, growth
deficiencies and mental retardation. Fetal Alcohol Effect
which includes all the conditions of FAS but to a lesser
Prolonged heavy drinking is related to cancers of the Stomach,
mouth, tongue, and esophagus. Indirectly alcohol is involved in
about 43 of homicides and almost B OF all suicides. Finally
about 50% of all traffic fatalities are alcohol related as
are many fires, falls, and other mishaps
greatly effected by someone else’s drug-using behaviors.
-Professional help is often necessary for both the drug-user
and family members and friends affected.
on the alcohol drug
-increased tolerance over time
-strong desire to continue drinking
is almost always present
in daily living due to drinking too much. These difficulties
may include problems in relationship, academics, job, legal.
-physical dependence may or may not be present.
-user convinced they need drug to function
-includes physical and physiological symptoms
They do not drink to get drunk. Social drinkers also:
-eat before or while drinking
-never drive after drinking
-respect non drinkers
-know and obey laws related to drinking
by drinking. They also frequently:
-experience changes in personality and mood
-drink when they should not (before driving/going to work or school)
-cause problems to others by harming self, friends/family, or strangers
to get the next drink. There is a progression from social drinker to
alcoholics that usually takes several years, although for reason not yet
understood young people appear to move through the stages more rapidly.
-keep bottles hidden.
-drink without conscious plan
-lose awareness of amount consumed.
-deny drinking/drink alone
-need to drink before facing stress.
-may have “blackouts”, cannot remember what they did while drinking
-go from having hangovers to more dangerous withdrawal symptoms
-have or cause major problems within the family, with school and
friends,mans with the police
-I never miss class, no matter how much I drank
-Now if I drank Doug, then I would have a real drinking problem
-I’m not hurting anyone else, so back off
-Everyone in my family uses alcohol this way
bottom” (lose everything) before they could be convinced to seek help.
Most, however, can be persuaded to enter some form of treatment, i.e.
Involves setting up a meeting with someone he or she has a strong
connection with. Documentation of irresponsibility should be shown to them. The more people involved and the more documentation presented,
the less likely it is that they can make excuses, rationalize, or lie about
Some of them may be used alone or in cooperation with others.