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ALCOHOL

EFFECTS ON YOUTH

- Disruption of normal growth and sexual development

- Memory problems

- Intellectual and behavioral impairment

- Depression and thoughts of suicide

- Greater risk of:

Sexual assault
Unwanted and unplanned pregnancy
Abuse of other drugs

EFFECTS ON ADULTS
- Disruption of normal brain chemistry
- Loss of concentration and coordination
- Stroke
- Cardiomyopathy (stretching and drooping of heart muscle)
- Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)
- Liver damage
- Weakened immune system
- Higher risk of Cancer in:

     Mouth
     Esophagus
     Throat
     Liver
     Breast

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

- Shakiness

- Sweating
- Loss of Appetite

- Agitation
- Restlessness
- Irritability
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Increased Heart Rate
- Anxiety
- Disorientation
- Headaches
- Insomnia
- Seizures

SYMPTOMS of OVERDOSE (Alcohol Poisoning)
- Confusion
- Difficulty remaining conscious
- Vomiting
- Seizures
- Trouble breathing
- Slow heart rate
- Clammy skin
- Dulled responses
- Extremely low body temperature


WHAT TO DO FOR SOMEONE SUFFERING WITH ALCOHOL POISONING
- Try to keep them awake
- Give them water (if they can drink it)
- Lie them on their side if they’re passed out, and make sure they’re breathing properly.
- Keep them warm
- Call 9-1-1
- Stay with them and monitor their symptoms


DO NOT
- Leave them to sleep it off
- Give them coffee
- Make them throw up
- Walk them around
- Pour cold water on them (or put them in the shower)
- Let them drink more

LEGALITY

- While it is legal for someone over the age of 21 to purchase, possess, and consume alcohol, it is illegal for some over the age of 21 to:
          Sell alcohol to someone who is a minor
          Give alcohol to someone who is a minor
          Let them use your ID or driver’s license to obtain alcohol
- Anyone who serves alcohol to minors on private property are held liable and responsible for any actions of that individual if they leave intoxicated.

- If the individual is under 21 years of age, it is illegal to:
          Transport alcohol in an automobile if the driver is under 21
          Own alcohol
          Possess alcohol
          Consume alcohol in public
          Drive with a Blood Alcohol Content of over 0.0
          Own, use, or obtain a fake ID or driver’s license with the intent of purchasing alcohol
          Attempt to alter a driver’s license or state ID
          Advertise, distribute, manufacture, or sell a fake driver’s license

 

ALCOHOL

EFFECTS ON YOUTH

- Disruption of normal growth and sexual development

- Memory problems

- Intellectual and behavioral impairment

- Depression and thoughts of suicide

- Greater risk of:

Sexual assault
Unwanted and unplanned pregnancy
Abuse of other drugs

EFFECTS ON ADULTS
- Disruption of normal brain chemistry
- Loss of concentration and coordination
- Stroke
- Cardiomyopathy (stretching and drooping of heart muscle)
- Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)
- Liver damage
- Weakened immune system
- Higher risk of Cancer in:

     Mouth
     Esophagus
     Throat
     Liver
     Breast

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

- Shakiness

- Sweating
- Loss of Appetite

- Agitation
- Restlessness
- Irritability
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Increased Heart Rate
- Anxiety
- Disorientation
- Headaches
- Insomnia
- Seizures

SYMPTOMS of OVERDOSE (Alcohol Poisoning)
- Confusion
- Difficulty remaining conscious
- Vomiting
- Seizures
- Trouble breathing
- Slow heart rate
- Clammy skin
- Dulled responses
- Extremely low body temperature


WHAT TO DO FOR SOMEONE SUFFERING WITH ALCOHOL POISONING
- Try to keep them awake
- Give them water (if they can drink it)
- Lie them on their side if they’re passed out, and make sure they’re breathing properly.
- Keep them warm
- Call 9-1-1
- Stay with them and monitor their symptoms


DO NOT
- Leave them to sleep it off
- Give them coffee
- Make them throw up
- Walk them around
- Pour cold water on them (or put them in the shower)
- Let them drink more

LEGALITY

- While it is legal for someone over the age of 21 to purchase, possess, and consume alcohol, it is illegal for some over the age of 21 to:
          Sell alcohol to someone who is a minor
          Give alcohol to someone who is a minor
          Let them use your ID or driver’s license to obtain alcohol
- Anyone who serves alcohol to minors on private property are held liable and responsible for any actions of that individual if they leave intoxicated.

- If the individual is under 21 years of age, it is illegal to:
          Transport alcohol in an automobile if the driver is under 21
          Own alcohol
          Possess alcohol
          Consume alcohol in public
          Drive with a Blood Alcohol Content of over 0.0
          Own, use, or obtain a fake ID or driver’s license with the intent of purchasing alcohol
          Attempt to alter a driver’s license or state ID
          Advertise, distribute, manufacture, or sell a fake driver’s license