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Alcohol

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

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Intoxicated

Drunk

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Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

The amount of alcohol in the blood

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Cirrhosis

The scarring and destruction of liver tissue

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Ulcer

Open sore in the stomach lining

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Alcohol Abuse

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

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Alcoholism

A disease in which a person has a physical and psychological need for alcohol

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Neurons

Cells that make up the nervous system

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Central Nervous System (CNS)

The brain and spinal cord

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Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)

The nerves that connect the central nervous system to all parts of the body

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Brain

The command center, or coordinator, of the nervous system

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Spinal Cord

A long bundle of neurons that sends messages to and from the brain and all parts of the body

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Binge Drinking

The consumption of several alcoholic drinks in a short period of time

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Minor

A person under the age of adult rights and responsibilities

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Violence

An act of physical force resulting in injury or abuse

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Refusal Skills

Strategies that help you say NO effectively

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Withdrawal

A series of painful physical and mental symptoms associated with recovery from an addictive substance

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