2. 18 years in Australia, 20 NZ, 21 USA.
3. Alcohol is responsible of drug related death in this age group followed by tobacco.
4.Alcohol is a depressant and slows the brain and reactions down.
5. Drinking to much alcohol can resolve in alcohol overdose, fighting and vomiting.
6. Binge drinking leads to a greater risk of harm.
7. As a proportion of each population less aboriginal people drink then non aboriginal. A recent survey indicates indigenous adult (42%) were less likely the 62%.
8. Alcohol is a diuretic and causes dehydration. Drinking too much alcohol and being dehydrate can make you feel very ill. The lining of your stomach can also be damage causing nausea.
9. Only a small proportion of adults drink in a hazard amount.
10. Female usually experience higher blood alcohol levels after drinking the same amount as men. Most female have smaller body size and more body fat then males. Alcohol is water soluble and as female have more body fat and less water, the same amount of alcohol concentration.
On average, women’s bodies have less water and ore fatty tissue than men’s. The more water in a person’s body, the more alcohol can be diluted and alcohol is not absorbed into fatty tissue.
Researchers have also found that men make 30% more use than women of a protective enzyme that breaks down alcohol in the stomach before it enters the blood.
Women ten to drink more carbonated (fizzy) drinks such as sparkling wines and spirits with mixers. The bubbles in these drinks increase the rate of alcohol absorption by the body.
Women also tend to drink cocktails consisting of several spirits or liqueurs. Such drinks are higher in alcohol than the beer drunk by many men, especially the low alcohol beer now available.
Women often eat less than men (food in the stomach