Through this experience, I gained much insight into the negative effects and consequences that are associated with the consumption of alcohol. This course has taught me and equipped me with many facts and information about alcohol that I was not previously aware of. With this gained knowledge I am a more informed person whom can make better decisions for myself that will not place myself for the people around me in dangerous situations. The first thing that I learned from this course is that alcohol is a depressant. Alcohol has both short-term and long-term affects. It affects different portions of the brain and can lead to serious health consequences since the brain keeps developing until early adulthood. Through this course I learned that if consumed over a prolonged period of time, alcohol might cause damage to major organs, including the liver. I learned that even a small amount of alcohol could impair the judgment that is required to safely operate an automobile. I learned that in some states, one Driver Under the Influence charge might result in serious consequences. I also learned that though the BAC limit of .08 for driving under the influence doesn’t mean that driving with a lesser BAC is still safe, buzz driving is drunk driving. A very interesting piece of information that I learned through this course that I did not previously know was parents who consume alcohol excessively are much more likely to pass this trait onto their child. I learned that drinking on an empty stomach may
increase the likelihood of actually becoming drunk. Alcohol can, and often does, result in serious side effects if consumed with certain medications.
The possession of a fake ID is illegal and can lead to poor decision-making. The reason why people obtain a fake ID is for the buying and consumption of alcohol. I know that buying alcohol and using an ID is not only illegal, but also morally wrong and should not be done. It is being dishonest and takes away from the integrity that you have as a person. It is only right for a person to drink when they are of the legal age and do not need a fake ID.
Through taking this course and through this experience I have learned a lot about the consumption of alcohol and why you shouldn’t consume it until you are of the legal age. I learned that you need to drink in moderation and you need to be extra careful about how much you are drinking.