Drinking and Driving
Drinking and Violence
Underage drinking problems
Alcohol Poisioning
Short Term Effects
100
ABOUT ______ OF ALL DRIVERS ARRESTED OR CONVICTED OF DRUNK DRIVING ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS.
100
The teen brain is still developing—growing. This makes it more ___ more impressionable
100
As a teenager, your body is still ______, so damage done to it now can affect the rest of your life.
100
In addition to the serious danger of alcohol poisoning, the ______ effects of alcohol can overwhelm your body’s defenses.
100
In small doses, some of the short-term effects of alcohol are reduced ______ and relaxation, but these are also accompanied by reduced inhibition (your ability to stop yourself from doing something you know you shouldn’t), coordination and reaction time
200
EACH DAY, PEOPLE DRIVE DRUNK ALMOST 300,000 TIMES, BUT FEWER THAN ____ ARE ARRESTED.
200
It turns out that the developing brain is also at ___ risk for concussions, a type of TBI (referred to as mild TBI by doctors).
200
Over time, drinking can wreak havoc with your body and ___.
200
Unable to move and think clearly, you can do ____ and reckless things that are unsafe, or even lethal.
200
When it comes to drug use, individual reactions and experiences vary, so it’s important to understand the usual risks and _____, both short- and long-term. Knowledge can be the key to making your own best decisions.
300
ALMOST ____ OF ALL 10TH GRADERS DRINK ALCOHOL.
300
Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early ___!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact
300
Alcohol travels through your bloodstream and can damage your brain, ______, liver, kidneys and muscles
300
When you drink a lot and drink fast (binge drinking), the risks go up even _____.
300
Alcohol is a depressant that affects nearly every part of your ____. The damage it does now can impact the rest of your life.
400
IN THE UNITED STATES, THE NUMBER OF DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF SINCE MADD WAS FOUNDED IN 1980.
400
Another fact to consider: the ____ is much more vulnerable to addiction as it continues to develop as well.
400
Each year, approximately ____ people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking.
400
One reason is that alcohol can have seriously dangerous, long-term impacts on a ____ and brain that are still developing.
400
Alcohol is a depressant derived from the fermentation of natural sugars in fruits, vegetables and ____.
500
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO USE ALCOHOL OR OTHER SUBSTANCES ARE ___ TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL.
500
___ of Americans with a substance abuse problem starting smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.
500
This includes about 1,900 deaths from car accidents, 1,600 homicides, ___ suicides, and hundreds of other deaths due to accidents like falls, burns and drownings.
500
Also, statistics show that more teens are killed by alcohol than by all _____ drugs combined.
500
These are brewed and distilled into a ____ range of beverages with various alcohol contents.
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