Life Orientation: Alcohol Assignment

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Life orientation: Alcohol Assignment.
Grade 11R
Elai Zlotnick

Task 1:advert

1) In the First advert (binge drinking girl) alcohol is portrayed as a negative substance. In the first advert we see a girl whose clothes are torn, her heal is broken, her makeup is smudged and she has vomit in her hair. In the advert a very low spirited song is played in the background. Therefore in the first advert alcohol is portrayed as a substance that causes you to lose control of what you are doing , get into an uncomfortable situation (hence broken heal and torn clothes) it completely takes over you , and your ability to make conscious decisions. Alcohol is also portrayed as negative in this advert because of the low spirited music played in the background,
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Negative effects alcohol can have on a healthy lifestyle:
Alcoholism
• Obesity and malnutrition
• Alcohol-related accidents
• Chronic pancreatitis
• Alcoholic liver disease
• Cancer
• Damage to central nervous system and peripheral nervous system
• Fetal alcohol syndrome
• Aggression
• Irresponsibility

1) The problem I have chosen to focus on is ‘alcohol related accidents’. Alcohol related accidents are any ‘accident’ that occurred whilst under the usage of alcohol.
Examples of alcohol related accidents are:
• Alcohol can make you underestimate your abilities and thus cause you to behave recklessly.
• Alcohol slows you down. This means that it slows your brain down which thus effects your bodies responses.
• Drunk driving.
• Alcohol increases accidents at home, work and of fires.
• Alcohol remains in your blood stream even after you have ‘sobered up’
2) The link between ‘alcohol related accidents’ and alcohol is that all accidents that occur from this problem have occurred because of the actions of people under the abuse of alcohol.
3) South Africans consume well over 6 billion liters of alcohol beverages per year. Among certain groups the prevalence of misuse is likely to be as much as
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Akeso psychiatric clinic, SHARP recovery center, CHANGES treatment center.
3. The rehabilitation process is successful, however only if you are committed to the program and are mentally accepting the help that you are given will your treatment be successful
4. It is not a set period of time that a patient will be done with rehabilitation, some patients could need 90 days in rehab whereas others only need a 30 day session. The session time varies according to the addiction in question, the individual's history with addiction, dual diagnosis conditions, and the individual's specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
5. No, alcoholism can never be cured because the actual cure for alcoholism has not yet been found. This means that even if an ‘ex’ alcoholic has been sober for many years he/she could have a relapse at any given moment.
6. The long term effects of alcoholism in terms of rehabilitation is that the long term rehabilitation is a longer period of time. In terms of personal wellbeing’s is that you will have to be more couscous when alone and to develop a self-control and then this is better for your personal wellbeing. In terms of social interaction you are no longer able to have a social drink in the dangers of having a
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