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Understanding Alcohol. Why do you think teens use alcohol?. What is alcohol?. Ethanol (ethyl alcohol): the psychoactive drug in all alcoholic beverages. Central Nervous System depressant Brain and Nervous System; motor skills. The Path of Alcohol. Mouth Stomach Small Intestine Heart

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what is alcohol
What is alcohol?
  • Ethanol (ethyl alcohol): the psychoactive drug in all alcoholic beverages.
  • Central Nervous System depressant
    • Brain and Nervous System; motor skills
the path of alcohol
The Path of Alcohol
  • Mouth
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Liver
blood alcohol concentration
Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • The amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream.
  • It is written in a percentage.
  • Do you know the legal blood alcohol concentration for a person your age?
  • Do you know the blood alcohol concentration limit for someone who is 21 and over and driving?
bac charts
BAC Charts

http://www.ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm

factors that influence bac
Factors that influence BAC
  • Gender
  • Weight
  • Metabolism
  • Time
  • Food content in the stomach
binge drinking
BINGE DRINKING
  • The consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol in a short period of time.
    • Men
    • Women
alcohol poisoning
Alcohol Poisoning
  • SYMPTOMS
    • Vomiting and nausea
    • Loss of reflexes; response to stimuli such as pinching
    • Loss of consciousness; “passed out”
    • Pulse is weak and rapid
    • Breathing is unusual or irregular (fewer than 8 breaths per minute)
    • Skin is cool (possibly damp), pale or bluish
    • You can not wake the person