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Impaired Driving

Currently, the laws in regards to impaired driving in Canada are

too lenient. Impaired driving will affect one in three Canadians during

their lifetimes. But no matter how many times you've heard it, there

are people who just don't get it. In fact, every 30 minutes, someone in

this country dies in an alcohol-related crash. (1) Last years alone

over one million people were injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes.

Is it worth putting yourself at risk? For the purpose of this paper, the

following will be studied. The effect of alcohol to the body, how

alcohol affects the way people drive, how alcohol is virtually available

to anyone, and how over 100 organizations in Canada are working to

Alcohol has many effects on the body. Not only is it very

dangerous, but it can take an enormous toll on your body. (2) About

twenty percent of alcohol is absorbed through stomach, and almost

all of the rest is absorbed through the small intestine. When someone

drinks on an empty stomach, the blood absorbs the alcohol quickly.

The body also absorbs higher amounts of alcohol, such as mixed

drinks or shots, very quickly. This makes the drinker to become

intoxicated. After drinking, people usually feel pleasure and become

talkative at first. The feelings are usually replaced by drowsiness as

the alcohol is leaves the body, and the drinker quiet.

This pattern often encourages people to drink more to

keep the buzz going. Immediate medical attention is necessary if a

person becomes unconscious, and won't wake up or respond, or

seems to have trouble breathing. Drinking a large amount of alcohol

in a short period of time can damage the centers of the brain that

control breathing and cause people to pass out or even die. It is very

dangerous to combine alcohol with other drugs, especially those that

make you sleepy. Most alcohol is absorbed in t

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