Unit 4: Depressants

Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism refers to a disease that is characterized by abnormal alcohol-seeking behaviors that lead to impaired control over drinking.

The most widely used drug among youth can cause serious and potentially life-threatening problems.

Associated Problem Behaviors
Research indicates that drinking and suicidal behavior are correlated. Middle & High School students who use alcohol or other substances are five times more likely to drop out of school.

FACT: Alcohol effects the central nervous system.

Unit 4 Depressants