Alcohol. Reasons why people drink :. Parameters for determining good vs. bad reasons: Is it legal? Does it hurt you or someone else? Does it lead to problems?. There is NO good reason for drinking…. without RESPONSIBILITY !. DRUG vs. BEVERAGE. ALCOHOL (C 2 H 5 OH).
Parameters for determining good vs. bad reasons:
Is it legal?
Does it hurt you or someone else?
Does it lead to problems?
DRUG vs. BEVERAGE
Statistics: *on test
*66% All Auto Accidents
*50% Fatal Auto Accidents
40% Snowmobile Accidents
*85% HIV / teen pregnancies
70% Child Abuse
50% Skiing accidents
71% Accidental poisoning
55% All arrests
Depressant-slows down CNS
“Empty Calories”- 150 cal/drink (“beer gut / beer butt”)
“Proof”-amount of alcohol drink
(2 times the % of alcohol)
68% Drink 38% moderate
32% Abstain completely
NYS 9-12 = 52% do not drink
12th = 37% binge/month
GCS 8th=60% have never tried
91% are not regular users
Alcohol is oxidized in the LIVER at the rate of 1 drink (1/2 oz.alcohol) per hour.
The 2 end-products of alcohol are carbon dioxide and water.
body size, weight
how much you drink
how fast you drink
how much you’ve eaten
where you drink (atmosphere)
how you feel (emotionally)
**Underage = $50
*Adults who supply to minor = $500/90days
stomach (ulcers and cancer), pancreas, cirrhosis of liver, high blood pressure, low blood sugar, heart damage, brain damage, development of alcoholism, malnutrition, alcohol psychosis,
-lower size, weight
-mental retardation/learning disabilities
66% of all auto accidents
50% of all fatal auto accidents
23,000 people die each yr.
80% of all fatalities were people who were NOT drinking (18,400) (innocent victims)
535,000 injuries each year
1 death every 22 minutes
Warning: This video about Jacqui Saburido is very graphic….
Long before you “feel” or “act” intoxicated, it is already unsafe and illegal to drive.
(Designated Driver – when?)
Methods to establish BAC:
breathalyzer, blood, urine tests
.05-.07% = DWAI(driving while abilities impaired) .08% (3/1/03) = DWI (driving while intoxicated) .20% (.22% average level of those arrested!) .40% = unconscious(pass out)911 .50% = coma .60% = death
DWI=$500-1000, 1 yr. jail, 6 months revoked license, 6 months ignition interlock system.
(Under 21=lose license 1 yr. or until 21, whichever is longest)
Zero Tolerance=Any amount under 21=lose license 6 months, $125 fine, $100 fee to reinstate. (‘96)
County STOP DWI Program:
½ $, no jail, conditional license, classes…deterrent?
Leandra’s Law - NYS-If arrested for DWI with person in car under 16 yrs. old = class E Felony = 1-4yrs., $5,000
The typical cost of a DWI in NYS includes: insurance increase, lawyer, Stop DWI Program, towing, surcharges, conditional license, reinstatement fees… =$9,200!!
Australia – (.05) names sent to papers for 10 days “He’s drunk and in jail”
South Africa – 10 yrs. prison, $10,000
Turkey – Taken 20 miles from town to walk back
Finland/Sweden – Automatic jail one yr. of hard labor
Russia – License revoked for life.
England – 1 yr. suspension, $250 fine, 1 yr. jail
Bulgaria – (.03) A second conviction = execution
El Salvador – First offense = execution by firing squad
Empire Safety Council
*A disease in which a person’s use of alcohol interferes negatively in any area of his/her life (job, school, family); and once he/she starts drinking, they lose control and cannot stop.
“Recovering Alcoholic” - an alcoholic who is no longer drinking.
-17 million adult alcoholics -4.5 million teen alcoholics -each alcoholic affects 20 others -ratio male:female = 2:1 -1 in 8 drinkers is an alcoholic -costs $100 billion each yr. -Denial / Rationalization
Refer to:(alcoholic)(family)Alcoholics AnonymousMentalHealth/AlcoholAbuse Special HospitalAlanon Adult Children of Alcoholics Alateen Clergy