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1

What are the three categories of risk factors? Give a description for each one.

heredity-inheriting a disease like Muscular Dystrophy, high blood pressure, cancer, etc.
Environmental- physical (pollution), cultural (food and clothing), and social (peer pressure)
Behavioral- making decisions (wether to wear proper biking equipment)

2

What is the well being of your body, mind, and relationships with other people?

Health

3

What is the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life?

quality of life

4

What describes a person's ability to gather and understand health information and then use the information to improve his or her health?

health literacy

5

What are the beliefs and patterns of behavior that are shared by a group of people and passed from generation to generation?

culture

6

What are all the traits that are passed biologically from parent to child?

heredity

7

What are three characteristics of teens with low self esteem?

violent behavior
eating disorder
teen pregnancy

8

What are the 6 common emotions?

anger
fear
love
guilt
happiness
sadnesss

9

What refers to how much you like yourself and feel good about yourself?

self esteem

10

What is the emotional state in which you feel hopeless and worthless?

depression

11

What consists of the unique combination of traits that make you an individual?

personality

12

What are people who study the human mind and behavior?

physchologist

13

What is an unconscience coping strategy?

defense mechanism

14

What percent of all fatal automobile crashes are alcohol related?

40%

15

What are 4 factors that affect a person's B. A. C.?

gender
age, weight, height
rate of consumption and absorption of alcohol
volume of alcohol

16

What is the legal drinking age?

21

17

What is the legal B.A. C. in the state of Mississippi for operating a motor vehicle?

0.08

18

What are three life threatening short term effects of drinking alcohol?

overdose
synergism
motor vehicle crashes

19

What are three long term health risks of drinking alcohol over time?

liver damage
heart damage
brain damage

20

Alcohol is a drug that is a drug that acts as a powerful ____________.

depressant

21

One in every ___ American's grow up in an alcoholic family.

8

22

Describe Alcoholics Anonymous.

support group for alcoholics

23

Describe Al-Anon.

support group for family members that live with an alcohoic

24

Describe Ala-Teen.

support group for teens that live with an alcoholic parent

25

What refers to the many negative effects alcohol has on a drinker's blood?

intoxication

26

What is the percentage of the amount of ethanol in a person's blood?

Blood Alcohol Concentration

27

What is it called when drugs increase each other's effects when they are taken together?

synergism

28

People who have an addiction to alcohol suffer from what?

alcoholism

29

What is any chemical that causes a change in a person's body or behavior?

drug

30

What are the four leading causes of death for young people? (age 15-24)

Motor vehicle accidents
homicide
suicide
cancer