Alcohol

Alcohol is the fourth most harmful drug in the world. It is classified as a central nervous system depressant that slows down vital body functions causing loss of control and coordination. Alcohol shuts off the frontal lobe reducing rational thinking and arresting youth brain development. It is toxic to the body causing liver damage, heart problems, and diabetes. Alcohol overdose or poisoning can result in coma or death.

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholsm generates fundamental knowledge about the adverse effects of alcohol on health and well-being.

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Does your drinking put you at risk of harm? Are you at risk of becoming addicted? This simple test helps you sort it out. A few simple questions. No judgments. Just the facts.

The AUDIT questionnaire is designed to help in the self-assessment of alcohol consumption and to identify any implications for the person's health and wellbeing, now and in the future.

Resources

Watch fun videos about alcohol and the brain appropriate for grades 5 and up from Ask, Learn, Listen.org's YouTube Channel.

Start a school or community chapter of the nation's premier student health and safety organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions.

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