Alcohol

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Alcohol

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Ethanol, also commonly called ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.

Ethanol

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time.

Short Term Risks

1. Slurred speech2. Drowsiness3. Headaches4. Distorted vision and hearing5. Impaired judgment

1. Alcohol poisoning 2. Liver disease3. Nerve damage 4. Cancer of the mouth and throat5. Permanent damage to the brain

Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency.

Alcoholism

Long Term Risks

Alcoholic

An Alcoholic is a man or woman who suffers from alcoholism.

B.A.C.

B.A.C. stand for blood alcohol concerntration andrefers to the amount of alcohol contained in a person's blood.It is measured as weight per unit of volume. Typically this measurement is converted to a percentage such as 0.10%, which indicates that one-tenth of a percent of a person's blood is alcohol.In Virginia, if you are under 21, you will be convicted if you have at least .02% BAC. If you are 21 or older, you will be convicted if you have at least .08% BAC.

D.U.I.

D.U.I. stand for driving under the influence. It is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impared by alcohol or other drugs(including those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating the vehicle safely.

Stats

1. An estimated 4 million US adults reported driving under the influence at least once in 2010.2. Alcohol related highway crashes accounted for 13,365 deaths in 20103. The percentage of alcohol-related fatalities decreased from 50.6 percent in 1990 to 42 percent in 2009.4. Among major crimes, driving under the influence has one of the highest arrest rates with more than 1.4 million DUI arrests in 2010.5. 50 to 70 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.


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