D.A.R.E

Do the Right Thing

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Causes and Effects of Drinking

You could end up drinking. There might be reasons why. Here are some reasons why you might drink. Your peers might create stress for you. You could start drinking and you have no friends or family to be by your side, then you drink more and you lose your occupation and home causing more stress. Another reason why is your parents get a divorce. You could feel as if it is your fault, you get angry and you drink. Which will make you aggressive. The last reason why is you want to fit in at school. The “cool” kids say you can join if you drink a can of beer. You do it then you get addicted. You could have an early death. Many things cause you to drink, and drinking has lots of consequences on your life,like you loss a job and starve, you can get cancer, or you could end up homeless . So stay away from alcohol and you could have a great lifetime

If You Drink

People who drink alcohol have a different lifestyle from people who don’t drink,but they have some similarities.


Drinker: Bad health, more bad choices, loss of job, early death, could be aggressive, more challenges to face, few or no family and friends that trust them.


Both: Both have good and bad choices, both are going to die, both will face challenges.


Non-Drinker: Normal or good health, has a job, later death, could be polite or friendly, less challenges to face, has family and friends that trust them.


As you can see from the information they have some similarities, but drinking alcohol is very bad and should not be done.Stay healthy and alcohol free and you could have a great life.

Dangers of Drinking

Alcohol is very dangerous, for example you shouldn’t mix alcohol with some medicines it is very bad for your body. Alcohol can cause memory loss. It can also damage every organ you have, which can kill you. Too much alcohol can lead to a coma or death. Alcohol can cause certain types of cancers. Alcohol can also weaken your heart muscle,that will make you slower . Alcohol is addictive, so it’s hard to stop using it for some people. Alcohol slows down your brain and body. As you can see, alcohol can be very dangerous and could kill you, so stay away from alcohol.

Quiz Time

  1. What is a reason why stress makes you drink alcohol?

  2. True False: You can mix alcohol with medicine and it’s okay.

  3. True False: Alcohol isn’t addictive because it’s bad for you.

  4. Circle the correct answer.

When you use something and you like it so it’s hard to stop using it.


1. Addition 2. Administrator 3. Addictive 4. Apple



5. Drinking alcohol is bad. Explain how alcohol is bad and dangerous.

Glossary

Addictive: An addictive behavior is a behavior which is both rewarding and reinforcing. It may involve any activity, substance, object, or behavior that becomes the major focus of a person's life resulting in a physical, mental, and/or social withdrawal from their normal day to day obligations.


Aggressive: Ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression and pursuing one's aims and interests forcefully, sometimes unduly so.


Divorce: The legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body


Coma: A state of deep unconsciousness that lasts for a prolonged or indefinite period, caused especially by severe injury or illness.


Lifestyle: The way in which a person or group lives.


Similarities: The state or fact of being similar.

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