Alcohol Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption


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The amount of alcohol in a person's blood is technically known as the:

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1. Alcohol is produced by the _____

2. Alcohol is considered a drug because it can

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is alcohol considered a drug, how can it be abused, and what can be the results of this abuse? You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your ability to answer questions relating to this topic.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term used for one who drinks four or more drinks in less than two hours
  • The acronym used to describe the amount of alcohol in a person's blood
  • What fermentation of sugar by yeast leads to the production of
  • The ability to recognize what alcohol abuse can lead to
  • The figure in dollars that is lost per year in the U.S. due to alcohol

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how alcohol can affect a person like any other type of drug
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as blood alcohol concentration and binge drinking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding alcohol consumption statistics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about possible consequences of alcohol abuse

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Alcohol Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide the definition of a drug
  • Explain how alcohol fits this definition
  • Present statistics about the number of Americans who use alcohol
  • List negative results of alcohol consumption