Informative speech outline for communication's class. This is about the dangers of alcohol.

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David Hopper

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Informative Speech Formal Outline

Thesis: There are physical and social effects of alcohol that are not only detrimental to your own physiological and psychological well being, but also to those you interact with.

I. Alcohol is a general term denoting a family of organic chemicals with common properties. Members of this family include ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, and others. This introduction discusses the physical, chemical, and physiological aspects of the most commonly ingested of these - ethanol. I will give a speech to explain what alcohol can do to you and those around you, both physically and socially. What happens to students that do drink, what can happen with the police, and what will happen to bodies while drinking.

II. Body

A. Statistics

i. 1,400 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.

ii. More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem.

iii. Liquor law violations continue to rise among colleges.

a. According to the DOE 49, 263 arrests on colleges for violations in 02.

b. There were 147, 107 referrals from colleges to other agencies in 02

c. There were 10 arrests on THIS campus in 2002 for liquor law violations.

c. 2.1 million students between the ages of 18 and 24 drove under the influence of alcohol in 01.

B. Facts of effects on human body are numerous.

i. The effects of alcohol on a individual's body can vary.

a. with the amount consumed.

b. the way the alcohol is taken.

c. the individual's body (size weight, health).

d. the individual's experience.

e. the individual's mood.

f. the circumstance in which alcohol is consumed (with food, in a social gathering, with other drugs etc.)

ii. The immediate effects of alcohol...