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Morgan A. Williams
LTEC 4121 Technical Presentation
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What Is Alcohol?
Alcohol
- Alcohol is a clear drink that is made from corn, barley, grain, rye, or a
beverage containing ethyl.
- The alcohol that is consumed at bars or parties (ethyl alcohol, or ethanol) is
created by fermentation, a process in which the yeast fungus feeds on the
sugars and/or starches in certain plants such as barley or grapes and
excretes alcohol along with carbon dioxide (CO2).
Statistics
Alcoholism
Alcohol consumption ranges along a scale from no use to alcoholism.
There are numerous factors including the environment and genetics
that determine where an individual’s alcohol use falls on the scale.
Personal choice plays the largest role in the decision to use or abstain
from alcohol. Alcohol abuse not only causes social problems but also
is very detrimental to the human body.
Statistics
Signs of an Alcoholic!
5 Signs of Alcoholism
1. Becoming offensive after people criticize your drinking
2. Start putting others in danger after drinking by driving/ drinking and
driving
3. Lose track of your finances
4. Start missing work and events due to alcohol related sickness
5. Start planning your day around alcohol
Drink or Not to Drink?
Reasons For Not Drinking
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Fatality- More than 100,000 people die
every year from alcohol-related causes
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Accidents- alcohol in combination with
other drugs accounts for one in four
admissions to Emergency Rooms
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Drinking and Driving- over 40% of fatal
automobile accidents are alcohol-related and
over 900,000 DUI’s are issued yearly
Choosing not to drink is always the safest, healthiest
choice.
Results of Drinking and Driving
BE SAFE AND GIVE THE
KEYS AWAY!
Drink or Not to Drink?
Reasons People Drink
• Availability
• Family Environment
• Peer Pressure
• Media Enticement
• To Cope with Depression/Stress
• To Reach A Social High
The Effects of Alcohol on The Human
Body
Alcohol can have many long term and short term effects on the human
body. Overall, alcohol can be a social enhancer, but when abused it can be
very detrimental to the human body and possibly cause death.
Short Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse:
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Alcohol damages the central nervous system and the brain upon
consumption.
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Alcohol makes it harder for the body to break down food into usable
molecules, because it decreases secretions of the pancreas.
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A person in the early stages of alcoholism often has an inflamed fatty
liver and can eventually cause fatal liver damage.
Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse:
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Alcohol raises blood pressure and increases heart rate, which weakens
the heart.
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Most male alcoholics have lowered levels of testosterone, lower sperm
counts, shrunken testicles, and enlarged breasts. They often suffer from
impotence.
Alcoholism and The Effects on The Human Body
QUICK FACTS:
1.
Alcohol abuse is a problem in any social setting and will cause bodily
damage.
2.
The less a person weighs the less it will take for that person to become
intoxicated.
3.
A 140 lb. Male drinks two drinks in one hour, his blood alcohol level is .038.
A 140 lb. female drinks two drinks in one hour and her blood alcohol level is
.048.
4.
Fatality- More than 100,000 people die every year from alcohol-related
causes
5.
Accidents- alcohol in combination with other drugs accounts for one in four
admissions to the Emergency Rooms
6.
Drinking and Driving- over 40% of fatal automobile accidents are alcoholrelated and over 900,000 DUI’s are issued yearly
7.
Obesity- The standard drink of alcohol (1 oz.) contains approximately 100
calories. The average pint of beer contains anywhere from 110-200
calories.
Legal Consumption Amounts
Blood alcohol content is
usually expressed as a
percentage of alcohol in the
blood. For instance, a BAC of
0.10 means that 0.10% (one
tenth of one percent) of a
person's blood, by volume, is
alcohol.
The Legal Limit (DWI):
• .08 % Legal Limit in TX
• .15% Enhance Penalty
Statistical Facts!
College Students Reported Binge Drinking Decreased 14% Proportionally
from 1991 to 2009.
Don’t Drink and Drive!
This could be you:
Works Cited
INTERNET SOURCES:
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“The Reality on Alcohol and Alcoholism” Alcoholrehabcenter.com. Alcohol
Rehabilitation Center 2012. http://www.alcoholrehabcenter.com/
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Dui.findlaw.com. Findlaw. A Thomas Reuters Business 2012.
http://dui.findlaw.com/dui-laws-resources/texas-dwi-laws.html
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“Alcohol’s Property” Intox.com. Intoximeters 2009-2012. http://www.intox.com/tPhysiology.aspx
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“Alcohol and Crime” Alcoholandcrime.org. NPAMC 2009-2012.
http://www.alcoholandcrime.org/npamc/issues/alcohol-and-crime/
Book Sources:
Bottom Line’s Ultimate Healing. World’s Greatest Treasury of Health Secrets
Volume II. Stamford, CT. Boardroom Inc. 2008. First Edition

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