Research all of the topics from the following list. Create a flyer (using either Word or Publisher) on your findings. You can gather information from the Web, or use magazine and newspaper articles. Answer the questions in the topic below and add them to your poster. Make sure you cite any website you use information from using MLA format on the back of the poster board.
Alcohol and the Brain
What new discoveries have been made concerning the link between alcohol and the brain? What could be the possible effects of heavy drinking on a young person's brain? Use recent newspaper, magazine, and Internet articles to support your research.
Why is alcohol addictive? What physiological craving responses does alochol trigger? Why are some people more at risk to alcohol addiction than others? Is addiction hereditary?
Alcohol and the body
What are the ways that alcohol affects the body? What systems are affected and how? What long-term damage can be done to the systems of the body from drinking alcohol?
College fraternities are often perceived as places where alcohol runs freely. Do fraternitites promote alcohol consumption? If not, how did fraternities get this reputation? Are any fraternities taking steps to change public perception?
How common is alcohol poisoning among young people? What are the various methods that people use to drink alcohol? What are the risk factors? What are the causes of alcohol poisoning? What are the early warning signs of alcohol poisoning? What should a person do if they suspect that someone is suffering from alcohol poisoning?
Alcohol and Marijuana
For years, researchers have pointed to the short-term and long-term effects of marijuana on the brain. What are some of these effects? How do the effects of marijuana compare and contrast to the effects of alcohol on the brain? What might be the consequence of habitually combining alcohol and marijuana - especially while the brain is still developing?