Ch 18 - Ch. 18 Using Alcohol Responsibly Alcohol abuse is...

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Ch. 18 Using Alcohol Responsibly Alcohol abuse is the most significant health related drug problem in the U.S. Excessive alcohol is associated with thousands of divorces, incidents of family violence, & 40% of crimes. Most people start drinking to be social. A.History of Alcohol Use Stone Age people drank the fermented juice of berries. The first recorded use of alcohol dates from the Mesopotamian Agragarian cultures of around 2000 B.C. Alcohol use has been an integral part of American life since the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock. B.Drinking on Campus American college students spend more money on alcohol beverages each year than they do on textbooks & soft drinks combined. dangerous (high risk) drinking - drinking behavior that results in unintended harmful consequences for oneself and others secondhand binge effects- negative experiences caused by another’s binge drinking C.How Alcohol Affects the Body I. Composition of Alcoholic Beverages ethyl alcohol - consumable type of alcohol that is the psychoactive ingredient in alcoholic beverages methyl alcohol - wood alcohol or methanol isopropyl alcohol - rubbing alcohol proof - number assigned to an alcoholic product that is twice the percentage of alcohol in that product II. How Alcohol is Absorbed, Excreted, & Metabolized 20% of alcohol is absorbed by the stomach & the rest by the small intestine. Food in the stomach, carbonation, & smoking increase the rate of absorption. Blood Alcohol Content
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Ch 18 - Ch. 18 Using Alcohol Responsibly Alcohol abuse is...

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