Alcohol and Health Quiz

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#1 True or False: Alcohol makes you warmer.

The feeling of heat is deceptive. The dilation of blood vessels is responsible for producing only a momentary and deceptive feeling of heat on the surface which then involves a further cooling of the body, increasing the risk of frostbite for those in cold temperatures.

#2 Which statement is true?

#3 Name that Phobia: The fear of an empty glass is?

#4 True or False: Alcohol is a mood-altering stimulant.

Alcohol is a mood altering drug that depresses bodily functions.

#5 What is a caudle?

#6 True or False: If an intoxicated person is semiconscious, you should encourage vomiting.

Encouraging the semiconscious person to vomit could cause choking and/or aspiration

#7 Name that Phobia: The morbid fear of alcohol is?

#8 True or False: The effects that alcohol has on the body vary according to the individual.

The effect that alcohol has on you is dependent on your sex, your weight, how fast you metabolize alcohol, the situation, your mood, and presence of food in the stomach. If you are a woman, the effects also depend on the time of your menstrual cycle
and if you are on the birth control pill.

#9 True or False: Alcohol helps you digest your food.

Alcohol actually slows digestion.

#10 True or False: One 12-ounce can of beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or one normal sized cocktail containing about 1 1/2 ounces of liquor are all equally intoxicating.

#11 True or False: Alcohol destroys brain cells

#12 True or False: If you eat a lot of greasy food, you can drink more.

It is true that foods, particularly those higher in fat, slow the absorption rate of alcohol. This happens because eating closes the valve between your stomach and intestines, where the alcohol is absorbed more quickly than in your stomach. But, eventually, the alcohol will be absorbed, and your body can only metabolize a certain amount of alcohol each hour. On average, a person metabolizes 10-12g of alcohol an hour. Eating before or while drinking helps to control how fast alcohol enters your bloodstream, but it will not protect you from the effects of excessive drinking.

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