Alcohol and the brain and body: simulation gives students a first- hand understanding

MSWellness_playbutton“This project is the culmination of our unit on alcohol where we learn how alcohol is absorbed by the body, the progressive effects of alcohol on the brain, and how and why drinking effects people differently. This activity demonstrates how a person will be able to handle basic physical activity (like walk quickly in a straight line) based on their blood alcohol concentration. We compare the walking activity to driving a car when impaired. While the activity is fun and funny, the students hopefully understand the how the level of impairment affects ability and the possible consequences of drunk driving.”

– Betsy Sherry, health services coordinator

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