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Alcohol

Drug created by a chemical reaction in some foods, especially fruits and grains

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Drug

Substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body or mind

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Depressant

Drug that slows down the body's functions and reactions, including heart and breathing rates

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Inhibition

No conscious or unconscious restraint on their behaviors or actions

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Binge Drinking

Having several drinks in a short period of time

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Minor

People under the age of adult rights and responsibilities

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Intoxicated

Physically and mentally impaired by the use of alcohol (DRUNK)

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Blood Alcohol Content/Concentration (BAC)

Amount of alcohol in the blood

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Alcohol Poisoning

Dangerous condition that results when a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol over a short time period

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Ulcer

Open sore in the stomach lining

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Fatty Liver

A condition in which fats build up in the liver and cannot be broken down

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Cirrhosis

Scarring and destruction of the liver tissue

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Reaction Time

Ability of the body to respond quickly and appropriately to situations

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Alcohol-related birth defects that include both mental and physical problems

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Alcoholism

Disease in which a person has a physical and psychological need for alcohol

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Malnutrition

Condition in which the body does not get the nutrients it needs to grow and function properly

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Alcohol Abuse

Using alcohol in ways that are unhealthy, illegal, or both

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Substance Abuse

Using illegal or harmful drugs, including any use of alcohol while under the legal drinking age

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Enablers

People who create an atmosphere in which the alcoholic can comfortably continue his or her unacceptable behavior

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Intervention

Gathering where family and friends get a problem drinker to agree to seek help

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Recovery

Process of learning how to live an alcohol-free life

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Detoxificaton

Physical process of freeing the body of an addictive substance

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