Societal values placed on women who drink alcohol regularly How it affects the

Societal values placed on women who drink alcohol

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Societal values placed on women who drink alcohol regularly How it affects the body Metabolism and Excretion 10% is excreted unchanged through sweat, urine, or exhalation. 90% is metabolized primarily by the liver, ultimately winding up as carbon dioxide and water. The liver detoxifies alcohol at a rate of about 0.5 ounces per hour. There is no way to speed up this process. Reasons college age women drink To lessen sexual inhibitions To escape To relieve worrying To become less self-conscious To reduce depression To relieve stress and anxiety To feel more sociable To decrease inhibitions For the “high” that results To be part of the group Binge drinking is consuming four or more drinks in a row for women Negative consequences associated with overconsumption Hormonal Effects Dieting Relationship Disease Development Ethnicity Relationship Behavioral Effects, e.g., impaired ability to function socially Social Effects Economic Effects
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Effects on Relationships Alcohol Use: Gender Differences Men metabolize alcohol faster than women A person’s size also influences the effects of a given amount of alcohol Hormones affect alcohol metabolism Alcohol consumption can affect pregnancy Drinking on Campus Binge drinkers are more likely to: Miss class. Not use protection when engaging in sex. Engage in unplanned sexual activity. Get into trouble with campus police. Damage property. Get injured. Engage in dangerous driving behaviors. Disturb, insult, quarrel with, or assault others. Require care from others while being sick from drunkenness. Secondhand Binge Effects Being interrupted while studying. Being awakened at night. Having to take care of a drunken fellow student. Being insulted or humiliated by a drunken student. Being pushed, hit, or assaulted by a drunken student. Being the victim of sexual assault. 25% of college students abuse alcohol to a degree that it adversely affects their academic progress, personal relationships, and health. 20% of college students meet the criteria for alcohol dependence. The Effects of Alcohol on Behavior About 32% of nearly 34,000 annual highway fatalities involve people who are intoxicated. Alcohol’s effects on motor skills, judgment, and reaction times Each year, there are more than 170 million episodes of alcohol-impaired driving in the United States.
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Sexual Behavior Sexual behavior changes vary according to the BAC and from person to person. Small amounts of alcohol may make individuals lose their sexual inhibitions. Larger amounts of alcohol may: Cause a man to have difficulties maintaining an erection or ejaculating. Cause a woman to have difficulty being aroused to the point of vaginal lubrication or reaching an orgasm.
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