The Effects of Alcohol. Long Terms Effects of abuse. Alcohol is addictive Abuse can lead to damage to the: Liver, heart, brain, stomach, reproductive organs, lungs, throat…. A Healthy Liver. Alcohol Abuse can lead to. Liver Cirrhosis Which is Scarring of the Liver. The brain.
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The Effects of Alcohol
Alcohol is addictive
Abuse can lead to damage to the:
Liver, heart, brain, stomach, reproductive organs, lungs, throat…
Which is Scarring of the Liver
It is best for pregnant women to avoid alcohol completely as it can damage the unborn baby.
If they do drink, they should limit the amount to one unit of alcohol a day, once or twice a week.
Heavy drinking during pregnancy can lead to foetal alcohol syndrome.
Alcohol is a depressant – it slows down workings on the brain and nervous system.
Increased risk taking leading to accidents and injuries
Judgment becomes blurred
Slowed breathing and heartbeat
Loss of consciousness
Slower reaction times
You must be OVER 18 years old to buy alcohol
It it ILLEGAL for an adult to buy alcohol for someone UNDER 18 years in a licenced or public place.
Some of the short term effects of alcohol;
This is why it is dangerous to drink alcohol before driving a car.
Alcohol is measured in units
The government advises that people should avoid regular drinking:
Men – no more than 3 to 4 units per day.
Women – no more than 2 to 3 units per day.
After a large consumption of alcohol (binge drinking) in one session, it is recommended to avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours to allow the body to break down all the alcohol consumed.
It takes 1 hour for the body to break down 1 unit of alcohol.
Alcohol and Society
Advantages of drinking alcohol
How many Units?
1. 2 Whiskeys and half a normal lager =
2 units + 1 unit = 3 units