BACKGROUND TO ALCOHOL.
ALCOHOL USE IN PEOPLE.
CONSEQUENCES OF ALCOHOL.
THE ACCESSIBILITY OF YOUTH TO ALCOHOL.
WHAT, HOW MUCH AND HOW THEY CONSUME?
CONSIDERED MEASURES OF ALCOHOL USE.
The use of spirits is ancient and appears spread between all the Earth towns, that from the dawn of the humanity learned toprepare an ample drink range starting off of the fermentation of sweetened substances.
But the moderate consumption of wines, beers and other products of little alcoholic graduation has entered to comprise of the habitual diet of many people, equally old and widely spread it is to the abuse of such drinks, coverall those of contained major alcoholic, that practically goes back to when the man itdiscovered that they could have intoxicating effects (1).
The alcohol consumption, has been recognized like factor of social and enhancing integration of the coexistence. The alcohol is one of the drugs that by their easy access and powerful propaganda have become a true social problem, almost all the countries and all the ages from the adolescence. The alcohol is the drug more widely used bythe adolescents.
The adolescence is a especially vulnerable stage as far as the experimentation and adoption of diverse conducts, between which is the consumption of addictive substances like the alcohol.
Alcohol is high in calories does not have important nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, and minerals. People who drink a lot of alcohol and eat little food often sufferfrom malnutrition. Because alcohol is high in calories it is also fattening. One serving of beer (360 milliliters, or 12 fluid ounces) has about 150 calories.
Alcohol is a powerful drug. Because of the widespread use of alcoholic beverages, many people do not realize that alcohol is a drug. Specifically, alcohol is depressant. It dulls the nerve centers of the brain that control judgment,attention, memory, and self-control. A person who has been drinking acts more on feeling than on thought and judgment.
The drinker may feel overconfident and act on impulse. This is very true when the person is active and in the company of other people. A person who drinks while alone is likely to be made depressed and sleepy by the alcohol.
Typically, these effects begin to appear after a person hasdrunk about 10 milliliters (1/3 ounce) of alcohol. This is the amount of alcohol contained in 20 milliliters (2/3 ounce) of whiskey. A bottle of beer, a highball, or a cocktail has more than this amount.
Alcohol is used up or metabolized very quickly in the body. Therefore, a given amount of alcohol drunk over several hours will have less effect than the same amount taken over a short periodof time.
Drinking a large, amount of alcohol -30 milliliters (1 ounce) or more may make a person loud, talkative, affectionate, or quarrelsome. The drinker may not consider what other people think of this conduct. The alcohol is also likely to make the person dizzy and lightheaded. Movements become slow, and muscular coordination is upset. This causes an unsteady walk and slurred, mixed-upspeech.
A person in such a condition is said to be intoxicated. After many drinks, a person may pass out. Upon waking, the person usually feels uncomfortable and irritable. Her or she usually very thirsty , has a headache, is dizzy, and may suffer from nausea and vomiting.
The blood vessels of the skin get larger after the use of alcohol. This causes the face to flush and gives a false feelingof warmth. The rise in blood flow through the skin causes the body to lose heat, not save it. So the idea of drinking an alcoholic beverage to keep warm is incorrect.
Currently there is a growing demand for information about patterns of alcohol consumption in our society, and social issues raised by staff. Within these patterns become more important those associated with patterns...