Transcript Lesson 6

Complete the Effects of Alcohol Worksheet
during the poster board activity.
Alcohol reaches the
brain as soon as it is
Slows down the CNS
Thought processes are
Memory and
concentration are
Decision Making skills
are badly affected.
Oxidizes alcohol at
one-third to onehalf ounces of
alcohol per hour.
When a person
drinks alcohol faster
than the liver can
break it down, the
Blood carries the
alcohol to all
parts of the body.
 Blood vessels
dilate (widen)
and allow heat to
escape the body.
This is what may
lead to
Increase in heart
rate and blood
 Causes scar tissue
to build up in
muscle fibers of
the heart.
 Increase risk of
heart attack and
Increase in
production of
urine due to
alcohols effect on
the pituitary
 This is the cause of
leading to
problems the day
after heavy
Increases flow of
gastric juices.
 Alcohol in high
quantities will
cause a larger
flow of these
gastric juices
Reduces the
ability to judge
distances, speeds,
and turns; as well
as, one’s own
capabilities and
 Increase in risk
 Slows reflexes
 Aids in
.02-.03 % BAC: You are slightly light headed; inhibitions are loosened ( Missouri
defines .02% as legally drunk for those under 21 years of age).
.05%-.06 BAC: You’re warm and relaxed; you’re behavior may become
.08-.09% BAC: You are legally drunk; you may start to slur your speech, your
sense of balance is probably off, and your motor skills are becoming
.10%-.12% BAC: At this level, you feel euphoric, but you lack coordination and
balance; your motor skills are markedly impaired, as are your judgment
and memory.
.14%-.17% BAC: Euphoric feelings may give way to unpleasant feelings; you
have difficulty talking, walking, or even standing; your judgment and
perception are severely impaired.
.20% BAC: You feel confused, dazed, or otherwise disoriented ; at this point
you may experience nausea and/or start vomiting; blackouts are likely.
.25% BAC: All mental, physical, and sensory functions are severely impaired;
you're at increased risk of asphyxiation from choking on vomit and of
seriously injuring yourself by falling or other accidents.
.30% BAC: You have little comprehension of where you are; you may
suddenly pass out --with an alarming BAC like .30%, your body will decide
to pass out for you.
.35% BAC: This blood alcohol level is the level of surgical anesthesia; you may
Long term,
excessive use
leads to major
brain damage.
 Moderate
drinking kills off
brain cells,
leading to loss of
abilities, such as
memory loss and
Alcohol interferes with
the livers ability to break
down fats.
Fatty liver is a condition
which fat build up and
hampers the livers ability
to work properly.
Cirrhosis is a condition
where the liver tissue is
destroyed and then
replaced with scar tissue.
Hepatitis is an infection of
the liver that causes
weakness, jaundice,
Because alcohol is a
drug, people who
use it regularly may
develop a
tolerance, making it
necessary to drink
more and more in
order to produce
the same effects.
 When tolerance
occurs, people may
drink an increasing
An individual may
experience symptoms if
the drug is stopped.
 Symptoms may range
from jumpiness,
sleeplessness, sweating
and poor appetite to
severe tremors,
convulsions, and
Synergistic Effect
occurs when two
or more
medicines are
 Multiplier Effect is
when alcohol is
taken with some
other form of drug
or medicine.
Condition in which the
fetus has been
adversely affected
mentally and
physically by its
mother’s alcohol use
during pregnancy.
 5,000 FAS babies are
born yearly.
 FAS is the leading
cause of mental
Low birth weight
Impaired speech
Cleft palate
General weakness
Slow body growth
Facial abnormalities
Poor coordination
Heart defects
Poor attention span