CHAPTER_8__ALCOHOL

CHAPTER_8__ALCOHOL - CHAPTER 8 ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND...

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CHAPTER 8 ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND CAFFEINE OVERVIEW When it comes to using alcohol, it is extremely important that the college student understands the risks. Many college students binge drink while in college, affecting their abilities to learn and possibly their futures. Drinking and driving is heavily associated with risk of serious injury or death and young people are at greatest risk. Research indicates that even “moderate” drinking carries health risks and that one or two drinks a day is all that the human body can handle without problems. This chapter also looks at tobacco and caffeine use. Although, tobacco use is legal in this country, it is currently a hotly debated topic. Should its use be regulated? Tobacco is used by 29 percent of the U.S. population and most people become addicted before they are 18. This addiction carries with it numerous health problems. Chapter 8 introduces the student to the facts with regard to tobacco use and to its consequences in terms of both personal health and economic costs to society. The college student must be aware that the longer they use tobacco, the harder it is to quit and the greater the cost to their health. Chapter 8 also discusses caffeine intake, the most widely used drug in the U.S. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Discuss the alcohol use patterns of college students and overall trends in consumption. 2. Explain the physiological and behavioral effects of alcohol, including blood alcohol concentration, absorption, metabolism, and immediate and long-term effects alcohol consumption. 3. Explain the symptoms and causes of alcoholism, its cost to society, and its effects on the family. 4. Explain the treatment of alcoholism, including the family’s role, varied treatment methods, and whether alcoholics can be cured. 5. Discuss the social and political issues involved in tobacco use. 6. Discuss how the chemicals in tobacco products affect a smoker’s body. 7. Review the health effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco. 8. Discuss the risks associated with using smokeless tobacco. 9. Evaluate the risks that environmental tobacco smoke may pose to nonsmokers. 10. Summarize the benefits, risks, and long-term health consequences associated with caffeine use. OUTLINE I. Alcohol: An Overview. A. Alcohol is the most popular drug used on college campuses. 1. It is estimated that 84% of college students use alcohol. 2. Culture and tradition influence alcohol use on campuses. 3. Binge drinking is defined as five drinks in one episode for men and four drinks in one episode for women. The purpose of binge drinking is to become intoxicated. Binge drinkers are more likely to have problems on campus. 4. There are several reasons why college students are at particularly high risk for alcoholism and alcohol related problems. B.
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Mngt422x during the Summer '10 term at St. Louis CC.

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CHAPTER_8__ALCOHOL - CHAPTER 8 ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND...

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