Don't drink when you're underage!
"Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems."
What is Alcohol?
Grapes, honey, berries and other fruits are fermented.
Fermentation is when yeast converts natural sugars to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
The amount of alcohol in a drink depends on many factors:
- The amount yeast used
- amount and type of sugar used
- the temperature during fermentation.
("Gottfried, 2005 p.13/14)
Street names for Alcohol:
- Cold One
Short term and Long term effects.
Hepatitis: liver inflammation
Stroke: Lose blood supply to parts of the brain and it is caused by a blocked artery in your brain
High blood pressure: Pressure in the blood stream which is maintained by your heart.
(Lessa&Gilbert, 2009 p.)
- Harming of an unborn baby, if you drink while pregnant
- Increase risk of cancer
Alcohol usage for teens
- 40% of eighth graders
- 67% of tenth graders
- 75% of twelfth graders
Young drinkers usually end up in violent crimes, car accidents, and also have depression/anxiety.
At first it was male teens who were drinking but now females are drinking just as much.
a treatment for addiction to alcohol is Disulfiram Drug
- this drug helps you stay sober
- it creates a sensitivity to alcohol
- gives you throbbing headaches, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, etc. if you do have a drink
Peel Addiction Assessment & Referral Centre
5170 Dixie Rd
Mississauga Addiction Clinic
3047 Hurontario St
Signs of addiction
- When you depend on alcohol at any time of the day
- Drinking in the morning time
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, shivering, loss of taste
- Can't control how much you drink
- digestive problems
("Teen Health and Wellness",2013)
- Lower school grades
- Drinking at inappropriate times
- Extreme mood swings all the time
- Eye and Nose irritation
- gain of weight
(Lessa and Gilbert, p.29)
You need to be prescribed by a doctor to buy.
Alcohol is legal to buy if you are 18 and over depending on the province you live in.
("Teen Health and Wellness", 2016)