Ch 10l - psychoactive drug A substance that causes changes in brain chemistry and alters consciousness abstainer A person who drinks no alcoholic

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psychoactive drug A substance that causes changes in brain chemistry and alters consciousness. abstainer A person who drinks no alcoholic beverages or drinks less often than once a year. heavy drinker A man who drinks more than two drinks a day or a woman who drinks more than one drink a day. light drinker A man who drinks less than two drinks a day or a woman who drinks less than one drink a day. moderate drinker A man who drinks no more than two drinks a day or a woman who drinks no more than one drink a day. intoxication Altered state of consciousness as a result of drinking alcohol or ingesting another substance. binge drinking The consumption of five or more drinks in a row by a man or four or more drinks in a row by a woman. drink A beverage containing 0.5 ounces or 15 grams of alcohol, the amount contained in one 12-ounce beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or one 1.5-ounce shot of 80-proof distilled liquor. central nervous system depressant A chemical substance that slows down the activity of the brain and spinal cord. blood alcohol concentration (BAC) The amount of alcohol in grams in 100 ml of blood, expressed as a percentage. acute alcohol intoxication
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course LBST 2214 taught by Professor Ds during the Spring '08 term at UNC Charlotte.

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Ch 10l - psychoactive drug A substance that causes changes in brain chemistry and alters consciousness abstainer A person who drinks no alcoholic

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