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  1. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN BODY HEALTH MR. GARDNER EQ: How does alcohol effect the human body?

  2. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS • Addiction– a physiological or psychological dependence on a drug • Pain reliever • Anesthetic • Numbs

  3. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS • Depressant • Slows reactions & judgment in 2 minutes • Slows breathing & heart rate • Diuretic • Water out of body • Ingestion • Through the stomach to blood; 90% ingested

  4. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS • Intoxication -TOXIC = poison effected by: • Proof – 2x the amount of alcohol • Rate of intake • Food in stomach • Attitude – psychosomatic • Body size & gender • Altitude – less oxygen

  5. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS • Multiplier Effect - + vs. x • 2 beers + 2 shots of whiskey = 4 • 2 beers + 3 shots of whiskey = 5 • 2 beers x 2 sleeping pills = 4 • 4 beers x 2 sleeping pills = 8 • 8 beers x 3 sleeping pills = 24

  6. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS • Metabolism • Breaks down alcohol in the liver @ 1-1 ½ oz hr. @ sea level • Nothing sobers a person except time • Not coffee (wide awake drunk) • Not cold showers (wet drunk) • Not exercising (sweaty drunk)

  7. BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL (BAC) • Blood alcohol concentration • .05 (2-3 drinks) • Judgment effected • Inhibitions (lose your drive to do anything) • Reactions slows • .08 (4-5 drinks) • Intoxicated in CA

  8. BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL (BAC) CONT. • Blood Alcohol Concentration • .22 (9-13 drinks) • Average BAC of people arrested by CHP for DUI/DWI • .35 (14+drinks) • Prevent OD the body vomits or passes out • .50 (20+drinks) • Death is possible (Acute Alcohol Poisoning)

  9. DISEASES • Alcoholism • Stage 1 • Relieve distress (artificially changes environment) • Stage 2 • Hides alcohol use & usually drinks alone • Stage 3 • Hurts relationships with family & friends • Hurts occupation • Hurts reputation • Hurts health

  10. DISEASES CONT. • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome • Baby smaller • Baby lighter • Possible mental defects • Cirrhosis of the liver • Yellowish coloring of skin • Delirium Tremors • Uncontrollable shakes & hallucinations