It is a very dangerous way of drinking that can lead to serious problems and even death. v) In 2010 the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 26% of youth aged 12 to 20 years drink alcohol and 17% reported binge drinking. vi) In 2011, the Monitoring the Future Survey reported that 33% of 8th graders and 70% of 12th graders had tried alcohol, and 13% of 8th graders and 40% of 12th graders drank during the past month. vii) In general, the risk of youth experiencing these problems is greater for those who binge drink than for those who do not binge drink. 3) It is true that alcohol has a number of reactions on people who consume it, but again the effects of alcohol are completely different when it comes to the gender.
Unit 4222-605 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists 1.1 Alcohol is misused when it is drunk excessively - the recommended limits for adults are 2-3 units a day for women, and 3-4 for men. It is a depressant which slows down the brain and can effect mood and lower inhibitions. Illegal substances are split into 4 categories: stimulants, depressants, opiates and hallucinogens. * Stimlulants produce extreme well-being, and can increase alertness, confidence and energy levels, examples include ecstasy, cocaine and speed. * Depressants slow down the central nervous system and can reduce anxiety or emotional distress., examples include cannabis and barbiturates.
As with most illegal drugs, heroin use has both short-term and long-term effects. Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin will begin to affect the body's central nervous system almost immediately after it is used. Short-Term Effects Shortly after using, a feeling of euphoria will come over users, in which they have a warm flushing of the skin, a dry mouth and the feeling of having "heavy" arms and legs. After the initial rush, users will go into an alternately wakeful and drowsy state sometimes called "on the nod." Because heroin suppresses the central nervous system, the user experiences "cloudy" mental function.
The Loss of loved ones; loss of important family members and loss of friends resulting from irresponsible drunk drivers on the road are tragic and permanent. Drunk driving is like playing with fire because most of the time, the drunk drivers think they are suitable for driving. Unfortunately, the liquor already affects their minds, they do not care about themselves and other people’s lives, and that is not only selfish but a deadly combination. You have no right to let anyone else suffer from the consequence of your action especially innocent bystanders and their loved ones. One of the biggest causes of drunk driving is the person who hasn’t adequately prepared for the situation.
One way of describing alcohol is to call it a “toxic drink” for the body. Alcohol is harmful to the human body, and even more harmful to young adults, whose bodies and minds have not fully matured to handle the effects of alcohol. The abuse of alcohol results in both physical and mental damages to humans. Damages include liver damage, addiction, and depression. “Also, lowering the drinking age would have dangerous long-term consequences: Early teen drinkers are not only more susceptible to alcoholism but to developing the disease earlier and more quickly than others” (Dean-Mooney).
It can cause injuries, acute illnesses, chronic diseases and cancer and lastly death if not treated upon. If such diseases are not treated upon many of them can become life threatening. The excessive consumption of alcohol can causes major social impact to not only the consumer but also the community. The consumer becomes addicted to the use of alcohol causing a great impact on their social life. As seen in the case study of Derek Donald who has lost contact with his family members as a result of his hazardes drinking and the effect it has on everyone around him.
Consequences of Underage Drinking & A Lower MLDA Health Issues • Individuals who start drinking earlier than age 21 are more likely to be a driver in a motor vehicle crash, be injured, and be in a physical fight, according to a recent study. The younger the individual, the more likely he or she will experience these The cost of pain and suffering top a outcomes after drinking.10 • Repeated use of alcohol during adolescence can lead to deficits in cognitive abilities, including learning and memory. • Heavy drinking during adolescence and young adulthood is associated with poor cognitive functioning in young adulthood.11 • Serious chronic diseases involving the liver, heart, and digestive system are associated with heavy alcohol consumption.
Abnormal Adolescence It has been said that adolescence is by far the most difficult stage of life to go through even under normal circumstances. Having psychological issues coupled with trying to find out who you are as a person makes life as an adolescent hard for some. Interpersonal issues such as poor body image, peer pressure, substance abuse or social issues like bullying can make even the most well rounded teen buckle under these types of pressures. In some cases, suicidal thought and suicide make it an extremely sensitive and dangerous time in the life of an adolescent. This particular topic interested me because my goal is to work with adolescents in a school or clinical setting.
It seems only when a celebrity dies from an overdose of prescription drugs is when the sirens finally go off. Here are some facts within the last decade outlined below from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health that explains how this epidemic is destroying our teens and young adults. • In 2006, more than 2.1 million teens abused prescription drugs. (Johnston (NIDA) 2007) • Every day, 2,500 youth (12-17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the very first time. (SAMHSA, • One-third of all new abusers of prescription drugs in 2006 were 12- to 17-year-olds.
Issues proceed among contemporary Native Americans with 12% of the deaths among American Indians and Alaska Natives are liquor related. Utilization of liquor fluctuates by age, sexual orientation and tribe with ladies and particularly more old ladies, being to the least extent liable to be general consumers. Indians, especially ladies, are more inclined to leave totally liquor than the general US populace. Recurrence of utilization among American Indians is for the most part short of what the overall public, however the amount devoured when it is expended is by and large more noteworthy. A review of death endorsements over a four-year period demonstrated that deaths among Indians because of liquor are about four times as basic as in the general US populace and are regularly because of movement accidents and liver sickness with murder, suicide, and falls likewise helping.