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Last week we discussed ways in which alcohol can be consumed at safe levels to minimise the harm.

*** Finish last weeks Knowing your alcohol intake slides 9-12 (Ensure you copy the required information into your book and complete the activities on slide 9, 10 and 11)

This week we will look at what happens to a persons body who consumes alcohol both safely and dangerously.

Damage caused by underage drinking

Disrupts brain development (the brain does not stop developing until the early twenties)
Loss of brain development in - Learning - Planning - Memory Long term this results in: - Emotional stability - Thinking

Learning difficulties -Cognitive deficits Memory impairment -Emotional problems like depression and anxiety. = teens and then adults not reaching their full potential!

Effects of underage drinking

Alcohol inhibits a teenagers ability to consider the consequences of their actions, leading them to take stupid risks like getting in fights, drink driving and unwanted sex. Younger drinkers are also more likely to develop alcoholrelated problems later in life.
Alcohol is a negative distraction for teenagers reducing their participation in study, sport, socialising with friends and family life. Resulting in poor confidence and lack of maturity.

Minimising underage drinking

Parents dont or reduce amount of drinking in front of children
Parents must WANT to positively role model and set a good example about safe consumption of alcohol
(Kids absorb your drinking campaign-

Parents must realise that it is detrimental to their child to let them drink young as an experiment and to prepare them for later in life. They should not be encouraging alcohol consumption in any way.
(The kids and alcohol dont mix campaign-

Activity 1.
Copy the following table into your workbooks.
Use the Possible harms list (in 3 slides time) to fill in the harms for each stage of drinking


Amount After a drink or two Effects Feel relaxed and happy, reflexes slow down, less concentration Fewer inhibitions, movement and speech disjointed, irrational moodiness Loss of muscle control, tiredness, confusion, blurred vision Harms Eg: Drink driving Eg: Saying something stupid Eg: Unsafe sex -

A few drinks

A few more

Effects of drinking alcohol

Amount More still Effects Nausea, vomiting, vertigo, sleep Harms Eg: Regretting actions -

More alcohol

Coma or death through Eg: Becoming alcohol poisoning unconscious -

Add these harms into the table where you think the effects on the person drinking alcohol is most likely to cause them to behave like this.
Lose self respect Damage reputation In trouble with parents In trouble with police Have to lie or keep secrets Get into a fight Regret actions Making a fool of themselves Hurting others Worry, shame (from what they have done) Vomiting Injuries or death (from fights, accidents, pranks, falling over) Finding it difficult to get home safely Damage to their house or belongings (from someone being sick on them, or wrecking them) Theft of belongings

Having sex with someone they dont want to (such as a stranger, or someone you dont like)
Abusive behaviour Unsafe sex resulting in pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases Rape or sexual assault

Uncomfortable or negative feelings about their first sexual encounter

Getting in car with drunk driver Heartbeat irregularities (shortness of breath and chest pain)

Activity 2.
On one page of your workbook.
Draw a person (or stick figure) In red draw the body part that is damaged with an arrow from it explaining how alcohol damages it. Use the information on the following slides to help you.


Regular drinking at risky and high levels can cause damage to a rang of body parts and functions.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Brain (memory loss, lack of concentration, psychosis) Heart (high blood pressure enlarged and prone to failure eg: stroke, weakness of heart- pump blood less efficiently) Muscles (waste away) Lungs (increased susceptibility to lung disease) Stomach and intestines (inflammation of the lining, diarrhoea, bleeding) Nervous system (specifically arms, legs)

Long term physical effects

Blood (hypertension)
Skin Pancreas (inflammed tissues and blood vessels, decreased function) Liver (cirrhosis- loss of functional liver cells) Sexual organs (testes shrinking, infertility)

CANCER: of mouth, esophagus, bowel (men), breast (women)

Long term use of alcohol problems

Dementia Family and relationship problems Poor work performance Legal and financial difficulties

Poor diet
Bone loss

Are you up to date?

Submitted KWL chart (Gemma Eastwood & Hannah Washbourne yours are way overdue) 3 questions completed on Jacqueline Suburidos documentary. (Gemma Eastwood, Emily Russell & Hannah Washbourne your questions are over a month overdue) Collected newspaper article, written blog (on website) about your opinion on 1 issue in the article. (Gemma Eastwood, Jertaime Doh, Kiralee Hose, Neisha Pearson, Rebecca Smallwood, Hannah Washbourne & Tabitha Wilson need to go onto the website and do this)

Completed Section 3 of Alcohol Assessment Task.

Remember to complete Week 7 homework task.
Find it on the website by dragging the mouse over Health Alcohol then click on Homework. All work: homework, assessment task progress and class tasks will be checked next week.