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BTN: Alcohol Damage

BTN: Alcohol Damage

After watching the BTN episode work with a partner using the following questions to guide further research.

Post your answers as a comment below.

1.  What is alcohol?

2.  Alcohol is a depressant. What does that mean?

3.  How might a person’s behaviour change when they drink alcohol?

4.  What are the short-term effects of drinking alcohol?

5.  What can be the long-term effects of alcohol on the body?

6.  What effect does alcohol have on the brain?

7.  How does drinking affect a teenage brain versus an adult brain?

9 thoughts on “BTN: Alcohol Damage

  1. 1. Alcohol is a drug that makes people make the wrong decisions.
    2.Alcohol is a depressant which means it slows down the vital functions.
    3.Alcohol slows down the persons brain and it causes them to behave differently.
    4.Short-term effects of alcohol make people not able to walk,see and think properly.
    5. Long-term effects of alcohol on the body can cause diseases or death.
    6. Alcohol slows down the brain and interferes with the messages the brain sends to our body.
    7.Drinking alcohol is worse for teenage brain more than a adult brain because a teenage brain is still growing.

  2. Q1. Alcohol is a drug that goes to your blood stream, and takes control of your neves and messages.
    Q2. Alcohol stops your brain from functioning properly.
    Q3. It makes you act different, like being nervous or being mean.
    Q4. They’ll get you sick and you won’t see or speak properly.
    Q5. You could get liver damage, stomache problems, heart diseases and cancer.
    Q6. It controls your brain into doing what you want, and you might not even know it, because you forgot all about it.
    A7. Because a teenager brain is still growing, but as for the adult brain it has more experience, but alcohol is still bad for you.

  3. 2. it slows the function of the central nervous system. alcohol actually blocks some of the messages trying to get to the brain. This alters a person’s perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing.
    3. 3. It will change by making you not able to see as much or do thing that you were able to do before also known as drunk 4. Disrupts normal brain development. Liver damage and cirrhosis of
    The liver
    Brain cells die, decreasing brain mass;
    Stomach and intestinal ulcers and destroyed organs;
    Blood pressure increases, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke Male sperm production decreases

    5. 5. Same as four

    6. 6. Same as four and five

    7.Drinking is more harmful to teens than adults because their brains are still developing throughout adolescence and well into young adulthood. Drinking during this critical growth period can lead to lifelong damage in brain function, particularly as it relates to memory, motor skills (ability to move) and coordination.”

  4. 1. Alcohol is a drug
    2.Alcohol is a depressant which means it slows down the vital function
    3.Alcohol can cause your ability of not thinking,speaking and seeing properly
    5. Long period of time drinking can cause liver damage,stomach problems,heart disease and certain types of cancer
    6.Alcohol can damage parts of the brain,affecting behaviour and the ability of remembering
    7.Alcohol can damage two important areas of the brain during teenage years when for adults it’s sometimes ok.

  5. 1.alchol is a liquid drug
    2.a depressant is something that slows your vital functions witch can cause liver damage cancer and much more.
    3.alchol changes your behaviour by making it harder to see things harder to walk,make choices and alchol messes with your neves so it’s harder to feel pain when your alchol drunk.All this happens because alchol messes with your brain
    4.the short term affects are bad choices,getting in to fights,harder vision,less pain and harder to walk
    5.the long term affects can be liver damage,cancer,neve problems and heart disease.
    6.alchol makes your brain not work properly because alchol has damaged your neves witch affects your brain and damages the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex witch makes it harder to think,feel and see and bad choices.
    7.a adult brain is fully developed and it can handle harder choices than a teenage brain. A teenage brain is still not developed and it’s still learning so the alchol makes the teenager do less in school and make them harder to learn.

  6. 1.Alcohol is a drug and it affects you in various ways.
    2. Alcohol is a depressant which means that it slows down the vital functions.
    3.Alcohol affects the brain a and it affects how you think, speak, and do everything.
    4.The short term effects of alcohol make people Nat able to walk, see, think and be themselves
    5.The long term effects of alcohol are diseases or worse death.
    6.In the brain it effects the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex.
    7.Alcohol is worse for the teen brain than the adult brain because the teen brain is still growing.

  7. Q1- Alcohol is a drug.
    Q3- Alcohol effects vision walking and speaking.
    Q5- Drinking alcohol can cause liver damage. Stomach problems and cancer.
    Q7- A teenagers brain is still growing that’s why it is bad for them to drink at the age but adults is ok to drink only responsibly.

  8. 1. Alcohol is a drug
    2. Alcohol is a depressant because it can mess around with the teenagers body and could cause problems
    3. When they drink it it finds its way into the blood stream then it finds the brain then it blocks the nurve cells from getting to the brain then you can’t think, see or speek properly.
    4. You can’t see, speek or see properly.
    5.liver damage, stomach problems, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
    6. It could stop your nerve cells from getting into it and hurt the two important parts of the brain which are the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex
    7. Because the adult brain is stronger than the teenagers brains and the teens brains are less stronger than the adults because their brains are stronger so they can handle it better.

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