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Today’s topic is on alcohol. So my first
question is “Is alcohol a drug?” tell me
why or why not. Second tell me some
of the reasons you think teenagers
drink.
     ALCOHOL
WHY ALCOHOL IS HARMFUL
                 OBJECTIVES
 explain why some teens drink alcohol.

 state reasons not to drink alcohol.

 identify alternatives to drinking alcohol.
           WHAT IS ALCOHOL
Ethanol alcohol is produced by a chemical
reaction called fermentation.

alcohol A drug that is produced by a chemical
reaction in fruits, vegetables, and grains
         WHAT IS ALCOHOL
• ALCOHOL IS A DRUG
• DRUGS AFFECT THE BRAIN AND CENTRAL
  NERVOUS SYSTEM
• DRUGS CAUSE CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR
          WHAT IS ALCOHOL
Alcohol belongs to a group of drugs known as
depressants.
depressants Drugs that slow down the body’s
functions and reactions
         WHAT IS ALCOHOL
ALCOHOL CAUSES MOOD CHANGES
ALCOHOL AFFECTS THE ABILITY MAKE GOOD
DECISIONS
ALCOHOL CAUSES REGRETS
      ALCOHOL USE AND TEENS
Alcohol interferes with long and short term
growth
Alcohol harms the brains ability to learn
Alcohol increases the risk of social problems
      ALCOHOL USE AND TEENS
Alcohol increases the risk of depression, suicide,
and violence.
Teens who drink risk getting into trouble with
the law.
1/3 of all teen traffic deaths are related to
alcohol
           WHY TEENS DRINK
“Drinking will help me forget about my
problems.”
The problems will still be there when the effects
of alcohol wear off.
      WHY SOME TEENS DRINK
“I’ll look more grown-up with a drink in my
hand.”

You won’t look mature getting in trouble for
illegal underage drinking.
      WHY SOME TEENS DRINK
“Movies make drinking look cool.”

Filmmakers want you to spend money to see
their movies.
      WHY SOME TEENS DRINK
“My friends keep pressuring me to try alcohol.”

Real friends won’t pressure you do to something
that you don’t want
to do.
      WHY SOME TEENS DRINK
“I’m stressed out about school.
A drink will help me relax.”

Alcohol interferes with sleep and performance
in school and other activities, creating more
stress.
      REASONS NOT TO DRINK
HEALTH RISK
DECISION MAKING SKILLS
REACH YOUR GOALS

IT’S ILLEGAL FOR TEENS!
              ALTERNATIVES
Teens who avoid alcohol may want to explore
alternatives to drinking.

alternative Other ways of thinking and acting
           ALTERNATIVES
SPORTS
LEARNING A NEW SKILL
JOIN A ADVOCAY GROUP
             ALTERNATIVES
Becoming an advocate gives you a chance to
make a difference in the lives of others.
ADVOACY GROUPS
Students Against Destructive Decisions SADD
Above the Influence

				
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