Alcohol (Junior Drug Awareness) by Terri Peterson Smith

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In 1933, the Twenty-first Amendment put an end to Prohibition. While living there, she organized the local chapter of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union—and declared war on alcohol. Nation was nearly 6 feet tall and weighed 180 pounds. She felt that God himself had called on her to promote temperance with force. ” Between 1900 and 1910, she was arrested about 30 times after leading her destructive temperance groups in tearing up one bar after another. The famous professional boxer John L. Sullivan owned a saloon in New York City.

Sometimes it is because of depression and wanting to fit in. Some kids give in to peer pressure because they worry that others will make fun of them if they don’t go along with the group. Others may go along because they are curious to try something new that their peers are doing. The idea that “everyone’s doing it” may influence some teens to leave behind their better judgment or common sense. Adolescence is the time when teens want to grow up quickly, find more independence, and “try out” adult things.

Usually, alcohol has a quieting effect on the brain’s activity. 40 and higher), alcohol produces: • • • • • vomiting breathing difficulties unconsciousness coma death Many people think it’s good to let a drunk person simply fall asleep. That way, the person will stop drinking and have time for his or her body to metabolize the alcohol. This thinking is false and extremely dangerous because the person may have drunk so much that he or she has alcohol poisoning. Because there is often still alcohol in the stomach and intestines, alcohol continues to travel around the body whether or not the person is conscious.

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