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Alcohol & the College Experience ShareWordPress ShortcodeJan 23, 2009 Presentation designed for incoming freshman at the University of Dallas Organ Damage; Trauma; Legal and interpersonal difficulties. Source: www.niaaa.nih.gov. Alcohol affects men and women differently. Women become more impaired than men from drinking the same amount of alcohol. This is because women: Are generally smaller in size; Have less body water; Have less dehydrogenase.

Corrects various myths held by college students regarding alcohol use and its consequences. Are you sure you want to YesNo Your message goes here Alcohol & the College Experience 3. Reality Sarah Pahl, MSW Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. Great Expectations

  • Word of Mouth – older siblings, friends
  • Media – TV, movies, commercials
  • Internet – myspace, facebook
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“ The ALCOHOL Presentation”

  • This presentation will NOT cry the woes and evils of alcohol.

    “ The ALCOHOL Presentation”

    • This presentation WILL bust the myths commonly held by college students regarding alcohol use. “ The ALCOHOL Presentation”
      • College drinking: expectation vs.


      • Alcohol’s effects on the body
      • Metabolism of alcohol
      • After the party…
      • Consequences of high-risk drinking
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    • It’s a normal part of college life.

      College Drinking: Nationwide Reality

      • 21. 4% of college students have NEVER used alcohol (perception = 4.

        4% of college students use alcohol every day (perception = 37.

        8% of college students use a designated driver

      • Data source: National College Health Assessment, Fall 2006 College Drinking: Science, Myths & Realities. CADEC Peer Educator Team Fall 2016. Trisha Seastrom, CADC II LAADC – Program Director Licensed Advanced Drug & Alcohol Counselor. Sadie LaBriere, MSW – BASICS Facilitator. Meet our delightful staff!! Kelsey Harrington, MEd – Prevention Coordinator. Why are we .

        College Drinking

        • I can drink and still be in control.
        • I’d be better off if I learn to
        • hold my liquor.

          Alcohol’s Effects on the Body

          • Alcohol can have devastating effects on the
          • LIVER
          • HEART & BRAIN
          • … especially in individuals under age 21
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          • Cirrhosis of the liver causes the cells of the liver to be damaged beyond repair and blood can no longer flow properly through the liver. If blood cannot flow through the liver it cannot be cleaned, causing toxins and waste to build up in the body .

            Alcohol’s Effects on the Body: HEART

            • Heavy drinking can damage the heart and lead to high blood pressure , congestive heart failure , stroke , and alcoholic cardiomyopathy (enlarged and weakened heart).

              Alcohol’s Effects on the Body: BRAIN VITAL CENTERS Drug Prevention Resources, Inc Of drug is alcohol? Irritates the mouth, throat, esophagus & stomach. Makes the heart work harder. Makes the body lose heat. Causes the liver to work harder Inhibitions go away when you are drinking so you don't have much control over your emotions or actions. Could make it difficult to get a job or get into college..

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              College Drinking Cold showers, fresh air, or hot coffee help sober a person.

              Metabolism of Alcohol

              • The liver can metabolize only a certain amount of alcohol per hour, regardless of the amount that has been consumed.

              • Since metabolism of alcohol is slow, consumption needs to be controlled to prevent accumulation in the body and in toxic ation.
              • It is IMPOSSIBLE to speed up the metabolism process with any other substance or activity.

                Metabolism of Alcohol

                • Factors Influencing Alcohol Absorption and Metabolism:
                  • Food – causes alcohol to be absorbed more slowly (does not decrease the amount in the body)
                  • Gender – females have a higher percentage of fat and lower percentage of water, causing them to have a higher concentration of alcohol (BAC) in the body
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                College Drinking

                • I can manage to drive well enough after a few drinks College students between 18 and 22 years of age, in comparison to same-age non-college peers, report higher levels of episodic drinking. Some symptoms of alcohol use include slurred speech, sluggish walking, blurred vision, and impairment to make rational decisions (in comparison to your sober state of mind)..

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                  After the Party…

                  • You may feel like this…
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                  • But you look like this!
                  Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. After the Party… Depressant effects Balance, speech, vision, reaction and hearing are reduced Judgment is impacted, you may think you are functioning better than you really are Blunted feelings Disinhibition Extroversion Impaired sexual pleasure 0. 08 is the legal limit for driving Minor impairment in reasoning and memory Lowering of cautions Emotions exaggerate Lowered inhibitions Feeling of well being 0.

                  059 No loss of coordination Slight lightheadedness Slight euphoria Loss of shyness 0.

                  03 Physical and Mental Impairments Changes in Feeling & Personality Blood Alcohol Concentration Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.

                  After the Party… Gross motor impairment Blurred vision Reduced euphoria Judgment and perception are severely impaired Nausea may appear Anxiety Restlessness “ Sloppy drunk” 0 Many factors contribute to the high prevalence of binge drinking among college students, making binge drinking a major health concern for colleges and *While many Universities have counselors on hand to handle many situations, Binge drinking remains one of major concerns with incoming freshman students..

                  24 Gross motor control Vision Reasoning Reaction time Staggering Slurred speech Over-expression Emotional swings Angry or sad Boisterous 0.

                  15 Physical and Mental Impairments Changes in Feeling & Personality Blood Alcohol Concentration Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.

                  After the Party… Breathing Heart rate Death 0.

                  40+ MEDICAL ATTENTION NEEDED This is the level of surgical anesthesia Severe depression Unconsciousness Coma possible Death possible 0. You may pass out suddenly and be difficult to awaken. 349 All mental, physical and sensory functions Risk of asphyxiation from choking on vomit and of seriously injuring yourself by falls or other accidents Stupor Lose understanding Impaired sensations 0.

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                  Critical Signs for Alcohol Poisoning

                  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused
                  • Vomiting
                  • Seizures
                  • Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
                  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
                  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness
                  Drug Prevention Resources, Inc “College Students”. defined herein as full-time students between the ages of 18-24 attending 2 or 4-year colleges or universities. SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM. Nationwide, 44% of college students engage in heavy episodic drinking or “binge” drinking defined as: Since 1980, estimates of heavy drinking have remained stable .

                  After the Party…

                  • If you suspect someone may have alcohol poisoning,
                  • DON’T GUESS!
                  • CALL 911!
                  • Your friend’s life may depend on it.

                    College Drinking

                    • Drinking isn’t all that dangerous.
                    • I don’t have to worry about becoming an alcoholic.

                    • Alcohol isn’t as bad as other drugs. Consequences of High-Risk Drinking
                      • DEATH – 1,700 college students die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries
                      • INJURY – 599,000 students are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol
                      • ASSAULT – More than 696,000 students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking
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                      Consequences of High-Risk Drinking

                      • SEXUAL ABUSE – more than 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape
                      • UNSAFE SEX – 400,000 students had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 students report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex
                      Drug Prevention Resources, Inc Using Collaborative and Expressive Writing Activities to Educate First-Year Students about Alcohol and Drugs. Jennifer Ann Morrow, Ph.D. University of Tennessee. Knoxville, TN, USA. Substance Use in College. Risky drinking is a common phenomenon worldwide. Australian universities (Hallett et al., 2014); Chinese .

                      College students & alcohol


                      • ABUSE
                        • Failure to fulfill major responsibilities
                        • Drinking in physically dangerous situations
                        • Recurring alcohol-related legal problems
                        • Continued drinking despite relationship problems
                      • DEPENDENCE
                        • Craving
                        • Loss of Control
                        • Physical Dependence
                        • Tolerance
                      Think you may have a problem with alcohol? Find a counselor to talk to and get help. Be Careful, Be Smart! Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.