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Flashcards in Alcohol Deck (15):
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Alcohol is a depressant

A depressant is a drug that slows down brain and body reactions

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Peers

Desire to fit in

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Family

Parents belief about the use of alcohol

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Media

Companies bombarding these ideas of Alcoa making your life better

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What effects your body

Alcohol

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Nervous system

Brain activity, coordination, sensations/perception, and reflexes

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Digestive system

To much, causes vomiting

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Excretory System

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Can Alcohol effect your behavior

Yes

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Effects on Behavior

Loss of judgement
Loss of self-control
Decrease in the drinkers fears

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Blackout

A period of time that the drinker can not recall

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What is the #1 cause of death

Alcohol

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Risks of drinking

Being injured or killed in an accident, overdose, interacting with other drugs, committing or being a victim of sexual assault, problem with it later in life, loss of friends and or family, loss of jobs

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Long term effects, physically on the body

Brain damage-loss of cells, fetal alcohol syndrome-birth deformity, liver damage-loss ability to break down fats, heart disease-increased blood pressure and heart rate, digestive system-cause of imflimations