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A drug that is produced by a chemical reaction in fruits, vegetables, and grain.
Substances that slow down the bodies functions and reactions.
Drugs that speed up activity in the human brain and spinal cord.
Alcohol can also be used as a medicine, cleaners, and fuel.
The ability to respond quickly and appropriately to situations.
A person's mental and physical abilities have been impaired by alcohol.
Blood Alcohol Content
A measure of the amount of alcohol present in a person's blood.
A dangerous condition that results when a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol over a short period of time.
drinking five or more alcoholic drinks at one sitting.
A condition in which the body doesn't get the nutirents it needs to grow and function properly.
This organs job is to breakdown toxins in the blood including alcohol.
When fat builds up in the liver and cannot be broken down.
A disease that causes scarring and destruction of the liver so that blood cannot flow in the liver.
Alcohol damages this muscle, enlarges it, makes it weak, and increases chances of this organ to fail.
The legal limit for blood alcohol level.
Stands for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Is a group of alcohol related birth defects that include both physical and mental problems.
A physical or psychological need for a drug.
A process in which your body needs more and more of a drug to get the same effect.
Is an ongoing disease involving a mental and physical need for alcohol.
The alcoholism stage where the person is surprised at how much they can drink.
The alcoholism stage where the person blacksout.
The alcoholism stage where the person loses self control.
The alcoholism stage where the person lives to drink all day long.
A conscious or unconscious restraint of a person's own behaviors or actions.
A type of addiction in which the body itself feels a direct need for a drug.
People who create an atmosphere in which the alcoholic can comfortably continue his or her unacceptable behavior.
A pattern of drinking that results in one or more well-defined behaviors within a 12-month period.
A gathering in which family and friends get the problem drinker to agree to seek help.
A return to the use of a drug after attempting to stop.
The process of learning to live a alcohol free life.
The physical and psychological reactions that occur when someone stops using an addictive substance.
The physical process of freeing the body of an addictive substance.
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