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Self explanitory fairly big in nice numbering system got a good mark its based on australian laws by the way 1 Introduction Drugs have been and always will be a controversial issue in todays culture They are the cause of a lot of debate and disagreement among many people in todays culture and are a major influential force in countries all over the world today In this assessment I will be talking about many different issues raised concerning drugs in our society 2 Alcohol Alcohol is a depressant drug and not a stimulant as many people think Small quantities of alcohol cause people to become relaxed and lower their inhibitions They feel more confident and often act in a more talkative manner In larger quantities depressants can cause unconsciousness and death 21 Use in Australia Alcohol is the most widely used drug in Australia People drink to relax celebrate and have fun Alcohol is part of most social occasions One in two Australians aged 20 to 59 years drink alcohol at least once per week In 1997 Australia had the second highest per capita consumption of absolute alcohol of the English speaking nations In 1997 over 3600 Australians died due to the effects of alcohol This represents 16 of all drug-related deaths and 28 per cent of all deaths in Australia Over two-thirds of teenagers were recent drinkers consumed in last 12 months with 3 in every 10 being regular drinkers at least one day per week and 4 in every 10 being occasional drinkers less than one day per week Male teenagers 33 were more likely than female teenagers 27 to be regular drinkers 22 Effects The effects of any drug including alcohol differ from person to person It depends on many factors such as how much you drink how quickly the alcohol is consumed and whether the alcohol is consumed with other drugs It also depends on whether you are
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