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Chapter _ 12 - Chapter 12 Alcohol and Your Health What...

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Chapter 12 Alcohol and Your Health
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What alcohol does to your body The effect of partying on our body
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Facts about alcohol from the council on alcohol & drug abuse > 100,000 U.S. deaths due to excessive alcohol consumption/ year. drunk driving, cirrhosis of the liver, falls, cancer, and stroke . Youth who drink alcohol are 50 x more likely to use cocaine Alcohol kills 6½ times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined
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Alcohol on campus Additional alcohol-related problems include: Academic failure, Fatal accidents Suicide, and health problems.
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Alcohol Alcohol is a drug that affects the brain and other organs Alcoholism is a disease long-term exposure to alcohol changes brain structure permanently
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Short Term Effects At low doses , alcohol significantly impairs brain function Low to moderate doses of alcohol increases aggressive acts, ( domestic violence and child abuse) dizziness. Moderate to Larger amount of alcohol: slurred speech, disturbed sleep, nausea, and vomiting. “Hangovers”— symptoms including headache and fatigue.
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