Drugs and alc notes

Drugs and alc notes - -Having 5 or more drinks a day...

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Facts: alcohol and tobacco are the most widely used mind altering substances world wide. 8 in 10 college students consume alcohol. 2 in 5 binge drink Alcohol pointing: 1400 college students yearly die from it Alcohol is responsible for 100,000 deaths per year. Plays a role in ½ of all homicides, 25+% of suicides, and at least ½ of all traffic accidents Warning signs of alcoholism: -Experiencing drinking related symptoms such as head aches, nausea, stomach pain, heartburn, gas, fatigue, weakness, muscle cramps, irregular heartbeats, etc -Need a drink in the morning to start the day -Denying that there are any problems with alcohol -Doing things while drinking that are regretted afterward -Dramatic mood swings, from anger to laughter to anxiety -Sleep Problems -Depression and Paranoia -Forgetting what happened during a drinking episode -Changing brands or going to the wagon to control drinking
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Unformatted text preview: -Having 5 or more drinks a day Defining Alcohol Problems-Alcohol Abuse- continued use of alchol despite awareness of social, occupational, psychological, or physical problems related to drinking or drinking in dangerous ways or situations. Alcohol Dependence- a disorder in which individuals develop strong cravings for alcohol because it produces pleasurable feelings or relieves stress and anxiety Alcoholism- a primiary chronic disease in which genetic psychological and evnvoromentsl factors influence its development and manifestations the disease is often progressive and fatal. The impact of alcohol A alcohol in a typical drink reaches the bloodstream in fifteen minutes and rises to peak concentration in about 1 hour. Alcohol only leaves the body after metabolism by the liver. Alcohol is a diuretic and lowers body temperature Alcohol has 7 calories per gram and stimulates the appetite....
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