By: Rachel Lutz
What Is Alcohol?
Alcohol is a drug. It’s classified as a depressant so it slows down vital functions. Alcohol makes it very hard to speak, so when you speak it's slurred.You get very unsteady movement and you can't react quickly
How is Alcohol Made?
Fermenting: A chemical process, during the process yeast acts on certain ingredients in food, this creates alcohol.
Alcohol is very dangerous
How is it used?
How much alcohol in each drink? (%)
Gin: 40- 47
Street Names: Scotch, Vodka, Tequila, etc.
What's the History?
-Fermentation has been the process for thousands of years.
-Alcohol was found in China during 7000 B.C.
-Sura, an Indian drink, was found during 3000 B.C. and 2000 B.C.
The Effects Are Dangerous...
-Anemia (The loss of red blood cells)
Long Term Effects Include:
-Cancer of the mouth and throat
-High Blood Pressure
Facts You SHOULD know!
-Youth who drink are 7.5 times more likely to use other drugs
-Youth drinkers are 50 TIMES more likely to use cocaine than people who CHOOSE not to drink
-In 2007, in the United States, there was about 12,998 deaths that were related to alcohol
- 1.4 million drug arrests happen every year in the United States
-40% of crimes in the US involved alcohol