Webinar: The physiological effects of alcohol: What prevention practitioners need to know
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost each year in the United States from 2006 to 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years. Understanding the physiological mechanisms and consequences people experience from various substances, including alcohol, is essential knowledge for prevention practitioners. Knowing how these powerful substances work in the body allows prevention practitioners to ensure that their prevention education and communication are fact-based, and that they can speak to the problem and its potential prevention-related solutions accurately. In this webinar, participants will examine the physiological effects of alcohol, highlighting both its acute and long-term effects. Specifically, we will explore the changes alcohol produces in the body and how these changes influence psychomotor and cognitive performance, as well as other associated health risks.