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The Teenage Drinking Brain
Write “ALCOHOL” on your Building Resiliency page and write the notes as directed throughout the PowerPoint. (The slides will tell you when to write something down).Slide2
Alcohol affects a teen brain differently than a mature adult brain. The brain goes through rapid development and “wiring” changes during the ages of 12 and early 20s.
Areas of the brain that are effected by teenage drinking…
Prefrontal Cortex: Responsible for planning, decision making, good judgment and impulse control *Undergoes the most changes during adolescence. Hippocampus: Involved in memory and learning.Slide3
Types of Drinking
Ritual drinking—religious, traditional, etc
Social drinking—only with othersAlcoholism—2 or more drinks dailySolo drinking—drinking aloneBinge drinking—4/5 drinksMost deadly typeWhat is the typical teenage drinking style?Slide4
Add to your notes—Notes section…right after tobacco notes (Building Resiliency) page: :
Is the most typicalTeenage drinking style…(4-5 drinks…the most deadly type of drinking)Slide5
Alcohol, which acts as a depressant, slows down brain activity and hinders development.
Is alcohol considered a drug?Slide6
Is alcohol considered a drug?
Of course!!!!! It is ETHANOL.Slide7
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Common, everyday products make up alcohol
Grapes make wineGrains make beer (wheat, barley)Slide8
THINK and DISCUSS:
Why doesn’t wheat mixed with water turn out to be beer?
Why can anyone drink grape juice and not have it be wine?Slide9
ADD TO YOUR NOTES:
They have to be cooked (heated) or aged (fermented– sit around for a while)
Then the liquid changes to ETHANOLSlide10Slide11
Fermentation---sitting around over time.Slide12
Think and Discuss:
What is the drug added to alcohol products that makes it addictive?Slide13
Add to Notes:
No drug is added to alcoholic beverages. The liquid itself changes, and becomes a depressant.
Depressant: Slows down body functions, reaction time, etc.It becomes ETHANOL.Slide14
THINK AND DISCUSS:
What two processes turns the liquid into ETHANOL?
What is the addictive drug in tobacco?Slide15
ALCOHOL AND JUDGMENT- The teenage brain is still developing. Alcohol can impair the parts of the brain that control the following…
: The ability to talk, drive, and process informationImpulse Control: Drinking lowers inhibitions and increases the chances that a person will do something they will regret when they are sober.Memory: Impaired recollection and even blackouts can occur when too much alcohol has been consumed.
Judgment and decision-making capacity:
Drinking may lead young people to engage in risky behaviors; including getting into a car with someone who has been drinking. These behaviors result in illness, injury, and even death.Slide16
More effects… Not just on the brain…
Children who start drinking before age 15 are 12 times more likely to be injured while under the influence of alcohol and 10 times more likely to be in a fight after drinking, compared with those who wait to drink until they are 21.School Failure: Teens who use alcohol have higher rates of academic problems and poor performance than non drinkers. Promiscuity: Alcohol use by teens is a strong predictor of unprotected sexual activity and unwanted sexual advances.Slide17
More effects… Not just on the brain…
Illicit drug use:
More than 67 percent of young people who start drinking before the age of 15 will try an illicit drug. Children who drink are 7.5 times more likely to use an illicit drug, more than 22 times likely to use marijuana and 50 times more likely to use cocaine than children who never drink.Nutrition: Alcohol has calories, but has no nutritional value. Alcohol does not have to be digested; approx. 20% of the alcohol is absorbed into the blood from the stomach, while the other 80% is absorbed in the small intestines. After absorption, alcohol is found in all body tissues, organs, and secretions.Slide18
FACT: _____ percent of all traffic deaths are caused by alcoholSlide19
45% of all traffic deaths are caused by alcohol.Slide20
Liver can metabolize about 1 drink every hour.
Does the typical teenage drinking style have 1 drink every hour? Probably not.Slide21
A clever way to make more money AND seem like you’re fixing the drunk driving problemSlide22
FACT: Alcohol kills _______percent more teenagers than all other drugs combined.Slide23
Write fact in notes:
FACT: Alcohol kills 650% more teenagers and all other drugs combined.
Hmmm….that’s another reason why it is illegal for teenagers to drink!Slide24
Add to Notes:
Why do you choose not to drink alcohol
? Make a list of at least 5 reasons…Slide25
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a condition that results from alcohol exposure during pregnancy.
Problems that may be caused by FAS are:
physical deformities, mental retardation,learning disorders,vision difficulties, and behavioral problems. The problems caused by fetal alcohol syndrome vary from child to child, but defects caused by fetal alcohol syndrome are irreversible.
There is no amount of alcohol that's known to be safe to consume during pregnancy.Slide26Slide27