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The harsh reality

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  1. The harsh reality

  2. The harsh reality

  3. How much alcohol is safe?

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  9. Alcohol is a drug

  10. Initial effects • Feel relaxed • Reduced concentration • Slower reaction times • A few more drinks • Fewer inhibitions • More confidence • Reduced coordination • Slurred speech • Intense moods (sad, happy, angry) • Still more drinks • Confusion • Blurred vision • Poor muscle control • More still • Nausea • Vomiting • Sleep • Even more.. • Alcohol poisoning • Possible coma • Death Alcohol and the body

  11. Skin • Flushing • Sweating • Bruising • Mouth, throat, lips • cancer • Muscles • Weakness • Loss of muscle tissue • Heart • High blood pressure • Heart attack • Stroke • Lungs • Increased risk of infections including tuberculosis (TB) • Stomach • Inflamed lining • Bleeding • Ulcers • Liver • Severe swelling and pain • Hepatitis • Cirrhosis • Cancer • Pancreas • Inflammation and pain • Nervous System • Tingling and loss of sensation • Blood • Changes in red blood cells • Intestines • diarrhoea • Sex organs - Female • Irregular menstrual periods • Infertility • Damage to unborn baby • Sex organs - Male • Impotence • Shrinking of testicles • Damaged/reduced sperm Alcohol and the body

  12. The Brain “The brain goes through dynamic change during adolescence (ages 12 to 24) and alcohol can seriously damage long – and short-term – growth processes.” American Medical Association Fact Sheet, 2003) These S.P.E.C.T. images show activity levels in the brain of a healthy non-drinker …and that of a sober 21-year old with a 4 year history of alcohol use *The “holes” indicate areas of significantly reduced brain activity

  13. Peer pressure Risk Taking Cultural ‘rites’

  14. Love / Acceptance Family Traditions Be involved Family Mealtimes

  15. Clear Boundaries Responsibility Do Hard Things Great Heroes

  16. Children See/Children Do Create & Celebrate milestones Sponge / Sieve

  17. “Discussing substance abuse is not an event; it’s a journey” • Glenn Williams, Talking Smack

  18. Parent Pack • RRP   $29.95 (+P&H) • Includes Parent Manual, DVD and Instruction booklet