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JulianBell

Mr.Drayton
Health
30Monday2015

AlcoholAbuseQuestions
1.
Whydoteensdrinkalcohol?

Teensdrinkforavarietyofreasonsdependingonfactorssuchasselfconfidenceandfamily
backgroundtonameafew.Someofthemainreasonsforwhichteensdrinkhavetodowith
hereditaryfactors,personality,andenvironmentalinfluence.Tofurtherexplain,teensthathave
parentsorsiblingsthatarealcoholicstendtobecomealcoholicsthemselves.Adolescentsthat
haveantisocialpersonalitytraitsmaybemorelikelytodrink.Additionally,ifteensareexposed
toalcoholintheirdailylives,theywillmorethanlikelyacquiredrinkinghabits.
2.
Whataresomefactorsthataffectapersonsresponsetoalcohol?
Therearemultiplefactorsthatimpactapersonsresponsetoalcohol.Theseincludebutarenot
limitedto,theamountoffoodconsumed,theusageofmedications/drugs,emotionalstress,and
gender.Eatingpriortoalcoholconsumptioncanhinderthebodysabsorptionofthedrug
becausethedigestivesystemhasmorethanonecomponenttobreakdown.Mixingalcoholand
otherdrugs/medicationsisgenerallyprohibitedandpotentiallydangerous.Stressandworrycan
speedupalcoholconsumptioninthebody.Ingeneral,womentendtobeaffectedbyalcohol
morethanmen.
3.
Howmuchalcoholdoesittaketoimpactyourmindandbody?

Asstatedpreviously,otherfactorsareinvolvedwithregardstohowalcoholaffectsanindividual.
Generally,justonedrinkcouldaffectsomeonesmindandbody.Likewise,itcouldtake3
drinksbeforethedrugimpactsonesmindandbody.Othervariablesmustbetakeninto
considerationthus,providingnosetanswertotheabovequestion.
4.
Howdoesalcoholchangeapersonsbehavior?
Dependingontheamountofalcoholconsumed,thedrugcanaffectapersonsjudgementin
additiontoinducingaggressivebehavior.Alcoholdepressesthenervoussystemsystemwhich
maycausesometoexhibitdifferentpersonalitytraitstheyotherwisewouldnotexhibit.
5.
Whatisbingedrinking?
Bingedrinkingreferstosomeonewhopurposefullytriestobecomeintoxicated.Apersonissaid
tobebingedrinkingiftheyconsumeover5drinksatatime.Manytimes,bingedrinkingleads
toalcoholism.
6.
Whataresomedangersofalcoholabuse?
Alcoholabuseisverydangeroustoyouandthosearoundyou.Morenotably,alcohol,when
consumedinexcesscanbelethal.Abusingalcoholcanalsoleadtodangerousbehaviorsuchas
drunkdrivinginwhichyourlifeinadditiontothelivesofothersareatstake.
7.
Whatareblackouts?
Analcoholicblackoutoccurswhensomeonesabilitytomakerationaldecisionsisimpaired.
Manytimes,thosewhoundergotheblackoutsneverrememberwhathappened.Theseblackouts
canlastforafewminutesorafewhours.Basically,whenablackoutoccurs,theperson
possessesalmostnocontrolovertheirbehavior.
8.
Howmanyteensdieeveryyearduetoalcoholrelatedcaraccidents?

Over2,000youngpeopledieeachyearinalcoholrelatedcaraccidents.IntheUS,onaverage,
someonediesinanalcoholrelatedcaraccidentevery45minutes.
9.
Howdoesapersonbecomeanalcoholic?
Apersonbecomesanalcoholicbasedonbothgeneticandenvironmentalfactors.More
specifically,analcoholuserbuildsatolerancetoalcoholandcontinuestodrink.Theindividual
then,becomesanaddictandisdeemedanalcoholic.

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