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  1. Alcohol

  2. Alcohol abuse- continued use of alcohol despite the development of social, legal, or health problems. It is important to note that any alcohol use by underage youth is considered to be alcohol abuse. • Alcohol use- the consumption of alcohol by adults for social or religious purposes without demonstrating the characteristics of alcohol abuse or alcoholism • Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence syndrome or alcohol addiction, is a chronic disease involving a strong need to drink, the inability to stop drinking, the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms, and tolerance.

  3. Characteristics of Alcohol Abuse • Failing to fulfill major work, school, or home responsibilities • Drinking in situations that are potentially dangerous, such as driving a car or operating heavy machinery • Experiencing repeated alcohol-related legal problems, such as being arrested for driving while intoxicated • Exhibiting continued drinking despite having relationship problems that are caused or made worse by drinking

  4. Characteristics of Alcoholism • Craving • Impaired control over drinking • Use and abuse of alcohol despite adverse consequences • Failure to acknowledge the problem • Tolerance or need for increasing amounts of alcohol to feel intoxicated • Physical dependence or the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms when alcohol use is discontinued

  5. Areas of the Brain +brain stem

  6. Mice Experiment • http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/alcohol/activities/lesson1.htm

  7. Driving Simulation • http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/alcohol/activities/lesson5.htm

  8. Time for True or False

  9. Alcohol is a stimulant

  10. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are problems only for the individual drinker

  11. People with alcoholism are morally weak individuals lacking will power

  12. Small amounts of alcohol won’t impair bodily or mental functions

  13. Alcohol’s effects are temporary

  14. Children cannot be alcoholics

  15. Alcohol is good for your health

  16. There is no known cure for alcoholism

  17. http://science.education.nih.gov • http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/my_lifestyle/alcohol/index_en.htm • http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/emotional_health/addictions/typesaddiction_alcohol.shtml