Argumentative Essay On Binge Drinking

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Binge drinking is something many college students fall victim of. Although binge drinking is preventable, it is a very serious public health problem. Binge drinking is the most common, cost-ly, and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States. According to The National In-stitute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typical-ly happens when men consume 5 or more drinks or women consume 4 or more drinks in about 2 hours. Binge drinking is most common in younger adults ranging from 18-34 years old. This meaning that college age students fall into the age category for most common to binge drink. Ac-cording to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1 in 4 college students report academic consequences from drinking.
As a first-time college student, the experience can be overwhelming. Often students and younger adults just try to figure things out and fit in.
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I know that in this research I learn things that I had no idea about. For a male, drinking more than 5 drinks in 2 hours is binge drinking. This means that I have fallen victim more than once in my life. When viewing the pros vs. the cons, it is clear that the cons are much greater than pros for drinking alcohol. When you research and read all the health problems and results from drinking too much alcohol, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that alcohol causes way more harm than good when you’re not responsible. Although, I do agree alcohol is a huge health issue for the United States, I know that drinking socially is something I will still do. The issue comes from drinking too much from what I’ve researched. Therefore, because of the studies I’ve read, I now have more knowledge to help prevent myself from binge drinking during a night
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