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Effects of Alcohol. Short Term Effects. Slurred Speech Drowsiness Vomiting Breathing Difficulties Distorted Vision and Hearing Impaired Judgment Blood Vessels. Long Term. Unintentional Injuries Intentional Injuries Alcohol Poisoning High Blood Pressure, Stroke Liver Disease

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Short term effects
Short Term Effects

  • Slurred Speech

  • Drowsiness

  • Vomiting

  • Breathing Difficulties

  • Distorted Vision and Hearing

  • Impaired Judgment

  • Blood Vessels


Long term
Long Term

  • Unintentional Injuries

  • Intentional Injuries

  • Alcohol Poisoning

  • High Blood Pressure, Stroke

  • Liver Disease

  • Nerve Damage

  • Sexual Problems

  • Permanent Damage to the Brain

  • Certain Cancers ( Mouth and Throat)


Youtube clip
Youtube Clip

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXjANz9r5F0


How alcohol travels through the body
How Alcohol travels Through the Body

  • http://visual.ly/how-alcohol-travels-through-body


Mental effects
Mental Effects

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Risk-taking behaviors

  • Personality disorders

  • Thoughts about suicide


Social health
Social Health

  • Victim of crime (rape or domestic violence)

  • Losing your job

  • Getting into an accident

  • Damaging relationships


Effects of alcohol on pregnancy
Effects of Alcohol on Pregnancy

  • Just a small amount of alcohol can cause damage to the unborn child.

    • Show slow growth and developmental delay.

    • Unusual facial features

    • Brain and neurological disorders

    • Mental retardation



Washington state law s on alcohol
Washington State Law’s on Alcohol

  • Must be 18 years old to sell alcohol in a convenience or grocery store

  • Must be 21 years old to sell alcohol in a restaurant or bar.

  • Must be 21 years old to consume, transport, or serve alcohol

  • BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) 0.08 (However it does not mean if during a breathalyzer test you have a 0.08 or below you will not get a DUI.


Washington state laws continue
Washington State Laws Continue

  • Refusing to take a breathalyzer, blood, or urine test, your license will be suspended under Washington’s “Implied Consent” which states the driver must take a chemical test if requested by a law enforcement agent. Refusing to take the test will result in a ONE year suspension.


Driving under the influence
Driving Under the Influence

  • Refusing BAC testing

    • ONE YEAR License Suspension

  • First DUI Offense

    • License Suspension of 90 DAYS

  • Second Offense

    • License Suspension of TWO Years

  • Third Offense

    • License Suspension of THREEYears


Dui continue
DUI continue

  • Jail time of up to one year

  • A fine from $350-$5000

  • License suspension

  • A home Monitoring System

  • The cost of electronic home monitoring

  • Increased insurance costs

  • Lawyers fees and court costs

  • Alcohol or drug treatment


Minor in possession
Minor in Possession

  • As long as you have alcohol on your breath, results of breathalyzer test, statements by others, or possession of alcohol.

  • Penalty could be one year in jail, $5,000 fine, or both.

  • If you are between 13-17 any alcohol could mean loss of drives license for one year, or until you are 17.


Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Are beer and wine "safer" than liquor? 
A. No. One 12-ounce beer has about as much alcohol as a 1.5-ounce shot of liquor, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a wine cooler. Certain malt beverages, such as fortified beer, may have a higher alcohol content than others.

  • Q. Why can't teens drink if their parents can?A. Teen bodies are still developing and alcohol has a greater negative impact on their physical and mental well-being than on adults.

  • Q. How can I say no to alcohol? I'm afraid I won't fit in. 
A. Remember, you're in good company. The majority of teens don't drink alcohol. Also, it's not as hard to refuse as you might think. Try: "No thanks," "I don't drink," or "I'm not interested."


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