psyc 179 notes- 10-16

psyc 179 notes- 10-16 - PSYC 179 10-16-08 nickg@scripps.edu...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PSYC 179 – 10-16-08 nickg@scripps.edu PSYC 199 ALCOHOL - Tables in presentation online Stats - 120 million people drink - 18 million alcoholics - 20% binge drinkers - Driving: 40,000 fatalities; 17,500 alcohol related - Cost: $180 billion/year - 91.5% ever used, 14.1% prevalence of dependence, 15.4% dependence among users Ethanol (CH3CH2OH); - 100% trace amounts of benzene - Denatured Ethanol: has methanol added, toxic - Isopropyl Ethanol: CH3CH-OHCH3: solvent and disinfectant, constituent of rubbing alcohol and antifreeze, causes severe CNS depression, severe poisoning-deep coma, respiratory depression, metabolized to acetone (“cleaning” ethanol) Proof 2x percent 200 proof = 100% Beer~4% Whiskey~40-50% 100 proof = 50% Wine~10% Vodka~40-50% 40% = 80 proof, etc. Gin~ 40-50% Blood Alcohol Level - 0.08 grams percent - 0.08 grams alcohol in 100mL blood x 1,000 = 80mg %
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

psyc 179 notes- 10-16 - PSYC 179 10-16-08 nickg@scripps.edu...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online