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Ethanol

Type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages

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Psychoactive drugs

Chemical substances that affect the brain functioning (these don't change the mood, they just intensify what the person is feeling)

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Depressants

Drugs that slow down functions of central system

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Physical & mental impairment resulting from use of psychoactive drugs

Intoxication

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Measure of ethanol in alcoholic beverage

Alcoholic proof

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Conscious/unconscious restraint of behavioral process (a desire or impulse)

Inhibitions

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Concentration of ethanol in a persons blood

BAC level

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Condition caused by body becoming dehydrated due to alcohol consumption

Hangover

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Dangerous condition that occurs when a person drinks large amounts of alcohol in a short amount of time

Alcohol poisoning

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An acute episode of delirium usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol or following access drinking

Delirious Tremens

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World wide organization of individuals who share a desire to stop drinking alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

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State or quality of being sober

Sobriety

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Condition where fats build up in liver & cannot be broken down

Fatty liver

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Condition in which liver tissue is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue

Cirrhosis

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Inflammation of liver that causes weakness, jaundice, fever, death

Hepatitis

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Disorder in infants that occurs when a pregnant woman ingests alcohol

Fetal alcohol syndrome

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Medication intended,to treat or prevent a disease

Pharmaceutical drug

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Powerful sedative pharmaceutical drug that depresses central nervous system (date rape, ruffies)

Rohypnol

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Clear liquid or white powder used in Europe as an anesthetic (stronger than ruffies)

Gamma-hydroxy-butyrate

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Reduce physical & emotional tension & also induce sleep

Sedative-hypnotics

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Tranquilizer that act against anxiety, convulsions, and produce sedation & muscle relaxation

Benzodiazepines