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Binge Drinking

Students will be able to correctly define the term binge drinking, identify the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and be able to react, identify the different BAC levels, and will know how alcohol abuse can affect their military careers

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BINGE DRINKING

Presented by:

SGT Carrie Jackson

582nd MEDLOG Co.

36th EVAC BN, 1st MED BDE, 13th COSCOM

BINGE DRINKING

TRAINING TASK:

Students will learn the definition of binge drinking, the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and what to do if someone is showing signs, blood alcohol content (BAC) levels and the effects of alcohol, and the impact alcohol can have on their military careers

CONDITION:

Students will be given a lecture in conjunction with a PowerPoint presentation in a classroom setting

STANDARD:

Students will be able to correctly define the term binge drinking, identify the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and be able to react, identify the different BAC levels, and will know how alcohol abuse can affect their military careers

REFERENCES

AR 600-85 Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

http://ww.medhelps.com/Topics/Addictions//Binge%20Drinking.htm

http://www.1id.army.mil/1ID/safety/Alcohol_support_information.doc

http://www.intheknowzone.com/binge.htm

WHAT IS BINGE DRINKING?

DEFINITION:

The consumption of large amounts of alcohol in a very short period of time.

Rule of thumb:

Females – 4 or more drinks in a row

Males – 5 or more drinks in a row

Can cause alcohol poisoning which can be fatal.

Becomes even more deadly when combined with medications or other drugs, illness, stress, or an empty stomach.

SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL POISONING

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol to the point of vomiting

Semi consciousness or unconsciousness

Cold, clammy, pale, or bluish skin

Slow breathing

Vomiting while sleeping or while unconscious

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Never leave the person alone

Turn the person on his or her side and check their pulse and breathing periodically

GET HELP!

If unsure of what to do, it is “better to be safe than sorry”, take them to the emergency room – it could save their life

BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (BAC)

In most states, a BAC of .10% is considered legally drunk.

In some states, the legal definition of intoxication is .08%.

In the Army, a BAC ? .05% is considered to be impaired while on duty

On Ft. Hood, a BAC ? .04% is considered to be impaired while on duty

The faster someone drinks, the higher the BAC is, and the more dangerous drinking becomes.

BAC AND GROWING IMPAIRMENT

BAC AND GROWING IMPAIRMENT

IMPACT ON MILITARY CAREER

UCMJ action

Referral to ASAP

Possible separation

QUESTIONS?


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