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5.5.1 Review: Alchohol Tobecco and Other Drugs Lesson 1: Alcohol Define the following key terms: Alcohol - A colorless, volatile, and flammable liquid that is widely used in cleaning solutions, explosives, and intoxicating beverages. When used in beverages, it acts as a depressant on the body. Alcohol poisoning -Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person drinks alcohol very rapidly or drinks large amounts of alcohol at one time. Alcohol poisoning can lead to coma or death Alcoholism -Alcoholism is an illness in which people have difficulty controlling their drinking. The body and mind develop a need for alcohol. Another term for alcoholism is "alcohol dependence." Binge drinking -Drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short amount of time (typically, five or more drinks in a row for boys and four or more in a row for girls). It is also called "chugging," "doing shots," "gulping," or "downing." Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) - The measure of the amount of alcohol in a person's blood. BAC is expressed as a percentage. Since 2005, the legal limit in all states is 0.08. Consequences -The effects, results, or outcomes of something that occurred earlier. Dependence -Another word for "addiction," where the body develops a chemical need for a drug such as alcohol or tobacco. People can also become psychologically dependent on tobacco when they believe they need it in order to function normally. (Another term for alcohol dependence is "alcoholism.") Driving under the influence (DUI)- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the legal limit. Also called "driving while intoxicated/impaired" (DWI). Driving while intoxicated (DWI)- Driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs or alcohol over the legal limit. In some states, it's also called "driving under the influence" (DUI). Since 2005, 0.08 BAC is the maximum percentage of alcohol legal in a driver's blood. Influences -(n) Factors that affect someone or something, either positively or negatively. Influences can be external (coming from the outside) or internal (coming from inside the self). (v) To affect something or someone, either positively or negatively. Inhibitions
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