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?

Alcohol is made/ produced by the fermentation of grains and fruits.

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?

Alcohol is in many drinks such as beer, cider, wine, tequila, brandy, gin, whiskey, vodka, rum, and liqueurs.

How much alcohol in each drink? (%)

Beer: 2-6

Cider: 4-8

Wine: 8-20


Rum: 40+

Brandy: 40+

Gin: 40- 47

Whiskey: 40-50

Vodka: 4--50

Liqueurs: 15-60

Street Names: Scotch, Vodka, Tequila, etc.

What's the History?

-Grain, fruit juice, and honey are the ingredients of alcohol

-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...

Short Term Effects Include:

-Slurred Speech




-Anemia (The loss of red blood cells)

Long Term Effects Include:

-Liver Disease

-Nerve Damage

-Cancer of the mouth and throat

-Alcohol poisoning

-High Blood Pressure


Facts You SHOULD know!

-Alcohol kills more teenagers than all the other drugs combined!

-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