The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
The Effects of Drinking and Driving
Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down and impairs the central nervous system. When you drink alcohol, it passes through the stomach into the small intestine where it is absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream. All parts of the body are affected, with the greatest impact on the brain
Some of the long-term effects of heavy drinking are cardiovascular disease, chronic pancreatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and cancer.
The psychological effects of alcohol affect driving the most. It reduces your inhibitions and impairs judgment. Young drivers are more likely to make poor decisions and do things that they normally would not do. When you add drinking with inexperience, it can make for a bad combination, which can have deadly consequences
Law pertaining to alcohol use
How to use refusal skills to not drink and drive
Give a reason for saying “No.”
Sometimes if you use reasons like "I want to stay clear headed." or "I don't drink." can make people leave you alone
2. Use the right body language.
If your going to be assertive, and just say no, your body language has to match. Make eye contact, stand tall, and use a firm voice. Like talking to a dog when they're in trouble. Don't look at the ground or show that you're nervous.
3. Show your concern for others.
Try to show others a different point of view, before they drink. "What would your parents say?" or "I don't want anything to happen to you."
4. Suggest something else.
Sometimes suggesting another activity can change someone's mind about drinking
5. Take action.
If people are still pressuring you to drink after all these, leave. That way they know you're not going to change your mind.