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Activator: Where do you belong?. Have students f orm a group based on the following. Group yourselves according to Religion.. ready go! Group yourselves accordingly if you have a family history of alcoholism or not…ready go!

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activator where do you belong
Activator: Where do you belong?

Have students form a group based on the following.

  • Group yourselves according to Religion..ready go!
  • Group yourselves accordingly if you have a family history of alcoholism or not…ready go!
  • Group yourselves based upon your families medical history (ex/ heart disease, diabetes, cancer)..ready go!
the top 3
The Top 3
  • Religious

2. Health/ Medical Reasons

3. Family/ Cultural

1 religious
1- Religious
  • Religions that prohibit the use of alcohol include:
    • Islam (Muslims)
    • Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
    • Seventh-Day Adventist
    • Christian Science
alcohol free countries b c of religion
Alcohol-Free Countries (b/c of Religion)
  • Pakistan (Muslim)
  • Russia
  • Libya
  • India (certain areas allow alcohol)
  • Saudia Arabia & Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Bangladesh
  • Sudan
  • The Maldives
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia (only allowed for tourists)
2 health medical
2- Health/ Medical
  • Personal / family history/ or alcohol dependence
  • Taking certain medications
  • Pregnancy- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Other Health reasons:
    • Liver disease, diabetes, heart disease, cancer(s)
fetal alcohol syndrome fas
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
  • Alcohol (wine, beer, liquor) is the leading known preventable cause of mental & physical birth defects in the United States.
  • Each year (in the U.S) 1 in every 750 infants is born with a pattern of physical, developmental, and functional problems related to FAS.
4 family cultural
4- Family/ Cultural
  • Risk for developing alcoholism runs in families with the combination of GENETICS & ENVIRONMENT:


do these statistics surprise you
Do these statistics surprise you?
  • 14 million people in the U.S. (1 in 13 adults) abuse alcohol or are alcoholics.
  • More men than women are alcohol dependent or have alcohol problems.
  • The highest incidence of alcoholism is between the ages of 18-29.
  • The earlier a person starts using alcohol, the greater the likelihood they will develop alcohol problems at some point in their lives.
did you know
Did you know?
  • 1/3 of the adult population abstains from alcohol in the U.S.
  • Women are more likely to abstain from alcohol than men are.
  • More adults in the U.S. abstain from alcohol than those in West Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Canada.