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Unformatted text preview: Ch. 15-Drug and Alcohol Ch. 15-Drug and Alcohol Emergencies Emergencies 1 Drug Abusers Drug abusers are more prone to: AIDS Hepatitis Paranoia Depression Injuries from falls Homicide 2 Drug Overdoses Drug overdoses may be accidental or intentional Not always possible in the field to determine what drug was taken 3 Alcohol Statistics Alcohol Statistics Alcohol is the most abused drug in the U.S. 100 million alcohol drinkers, 20% of whom are alcoholic Factor in 40% of motor vehicle accidents Factor in 50% of arrests Alcoholics shorten their life span by 10-12 years 4 Alcohol Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant In moderate doses causes stupor Large doses cause coma or death Alcohol is completely absorbed from the stomach and intestinal tract with in 2 hours It becomes concentrated in the blood and brain 5 Alcohol Emergencies Acute Intoxication Drowsiness Disordered speech and gait Violence Destructive or erratic behavior Binge Drinking Stupor Unresponsiveness Vomiting Withdrawal Syndrome Insomnia Muscular weakness Fever Seizures Disorientation, confusion, and thought-process Disorders Hallucinations Anorexia Nausea and vomiting Sweating Rapid heartbeat 6 Short-term Risks Short-term Risks Very little alcohol is needed to begin to impair a persons judgment. When a persons judgment is impaired, a person is more likely to do things that are embarrassing, out of character, dangerous, or even life-threatening, 70% of college students admit to having engaged in sexual activity or to having sex they wouldnt have normally had primarily as a result of being under the influence of alcohol. 90% of all campus rapes occur when alcohol has been used by either the victim or the assailant. At least 1 out of 5 college students fail to practice safe sex when theyre drunk even if they normally protect themselves when sober. 55% of female students and 75% of male students involved in acquaintance rape admit to having been drinking or using drugs when the incident occurred. Almost 1/3 or college students admit to having missed at least one class because of alcohol or drug use, and nearly 1/4 of students report failing a test or project because of the aftereffects of drinking or doing drugs. 7 CAGE Test Used to determine when alcohol consumption is a problem....
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