The effects of alcohol abuse Learning Outcome: All will be able to identify the effects of alcohol abuse Most will be able to explain the short and long term effects of alcohol abuse
Why do people drink? • In pairs write down as many reasons why people might drink. • Decide on two reasons to share with the rest of the class. Write it down on post-its and stick it on the board 2 minutes
Part of American culture is to “celebrate” with alcohol (think NY Eve, winning a team championship… Social influence Reasons why people drink are..... Peer pressure Personal problems Fitting in social groups Trying to act grown up Job loss Stress relief Escapism
Describe what you see in this picture Great Party!! I am having so much FUN!! Yeahh!!! I
What do you see in these pictures? Why did I drink last night?? Ohhh I feel SICK!..never again... And WHO DYED MY HAIR??.... Drinking alcohol is socially accepted in many cultures and can be pleasurable in moderation. However, alcohol is addictive and excessive drinking causes many illnesses and problems
Regularly drinking too much alcohol can have an effect on an individual Activity 1: Working in pairs- write down as many things that can happen to a person when they drink alcohol For example, get into a fight, memory loss etc….
The effects of alcohol abuse… • Liver damage (Cirrhosis) • Obesity • Reddened skin • Stomach ulcers • Heart disease • Depression • Insomnia • High blood pressure • Memory loss • Confusion • Alcohol dependency • Mouth, throat, breast cancer • Lack of money
Stomach absorbs alcohol into the blood. When alcohol enters the body it soon effects the brain, carried there by the bloodstream. When alcohol effects the brain it alters its function. Affecting our ability to make judgements.
Feeling good Loss of self-control Lack of inhibition Lack of money Social relationships destroyed Slow reaction time – brain areas affected Alcohol dependence Cirrhosis of the liver Vulnerability to accidents Depression Weakened immune system – more infections Damage to brain – can lead to coma followed by death Effects of alcohol abuse Short-term effects Long-term effects
Discussion • Name three effects of alcohol abuse • Explain one long-term effect of alcohol
Learning outcomes • All will be able to identify the effects of alcohol abuse • Most will be able to explain the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol abuse