But take a look at these statistics. 50% to 75% of people who have been convicted of drunk driving still drive with an expired license. (Johnston) When we think about drunk driving, we think about teens. Teens are not the only ones who drink and drive but they are mostly the ones who make the wrong choices when it comes to drinking. One reason why teens drink and drive is because of peer pressure.
So, if eighteen year olds were allowed to drink then their friends which are roughly around the age of sixteen or seventeen would likely have an alcoholic drink in their hand as well. “There’s No Benefit to Lowering the Drinking Age” explains, on average about eleven teens die daily as a result of drunk driving (Voas 464). When teens throw a party, alcohol is usually involved. Then once the party is over the kids have to get home somehow and they often drive themselves. When an alcoholic drink is placed in an eighteen-year-old hand decisions are made that harm them and others
Rex's hostile and dangerous behavior was a direct result of alcohol consumption. After drinking, he grew excessively angry, his driving skills were lessened, and he wreaked havoc between the family while completely ignoring the needs of his children. His spells of drinking were a direct result of stressful situations. (Bartkevicius 151) On page 71 of Walls's The Glass Castle, Rex attempts to domestically abuse Rosemary by hanging her out of a window towards the end of an argument. Leading up to this, the context provides evidence that at this time the family was tight on money primarily because Rosemary refused to get a job.
Alcohol affects reaction time, reasoning, judgement, coordination, self-control and impulse, resulting in decreased ability to resolve conflicts and increasing overall likelihood of violence occurrence(5.5). Consequently leading to brawls, fighting, unethical or aggressive behaviour and outbursts. Statistics present that 1,600 of the 5000 adolescent deaths (under 21) resulting from binge drinking are homicides(6). Binge drinking is heavily associated with violence, linked with the adolescent’s individual temperament, inexperience, intake and unique drug effects. Economical and physical impacts can be deduced when approximately 10,000 adolescent admissions (aged 15-20) experienced forms of physical injury resulting from alcohol in 2008.
The Effects of Lowering the Drinking Age According to Carla T. Main in “Underage Drinking and the Drinking Age” from The Tennessee Electronic Library, the legal drinking age shouldn’t be reduced in result of all of the things that occur due to underage drinking. She talks about how institutions could help by having discussions with the college students about responsible drinking. When the drinking age was lowered between 1970 and 1976, the results were catastrophic. The highway deaths among teenagers and young adults skyrocketed. The author addressed a thirteen year old girl named Cari Lightner was walking to a carnival when she was struck and hit by a hit-and-run drunk driver and killed instantly.
First of all Johnny Cade was frightened, he was frightened of coming home to his parents, he was frightened because the soc’s beat him up really badly, and he was frightened that he was going to die. The article states on page 30, “Johnny was jumpier than ever”. This shows us that Johnny was spooked and it made everything around him think, was bad. The article claims on page 5,“Johnny was scared of his own shadow.”. This shows that Johnny has been through a lot to make him scared of his own shadow.
They are not only in the streets unsupervised and left alone in the against the world, but they are at risk for depression, suicide, drug use, and even death. The amount of children that suffer from these consequences are large, sources have shown that twenty to thirty percent of homeless youth are arrested and part of this is due to a big piece of the population of teens that sell drugs to get by. As for depression and suicide, over sixty-one point eight percent of children that are homeless reported being depressed and there is an estimated five thousand homeless teens die each year due to a mixture of assault, illness, and suicide. Knowing these facts and statistics are important so that there can be more awareness as well as prevention for and about homeless youth. This would help keep more youth off the street and have more productive members in different communities.
It is already attached to teenagers in general, but this time I will discuss it more deeply. The purpose of this essay is to explain about risks-hobbies that teenagers do nowadays and how it would affect their lives. The first current harmful hobby for adolescences is doing bad party. Some teenagers would go for an event or occasion, where they could hear good music, dance, drink, and meet new people. This is very common because there are many teenagers who do that to relieve their stress.
It also stated that “teens do more drinking and driving than older drivers”. This is another reason for fatal crashes or non-fatal crashes. In the article I cited, “What teen drivers don’t know about,” (2015) stated that “one in four teens is willing to ride with a drunk driver. In the last year 378 youngsters were killed has passenger’s and 202 deaths were result from riding with underage drunk
Alcohol abuse is very serious, causing of 3.3 million deaths each year. It also contributes to mental disorders, road traffic injuries, liver diseases and unsafe sexual behavior (World Health Organization). Substance abuse would be similar to incontinence, since usually an abuser would start off small, and once hooked, Substance abuse is immoral because it can lead to family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence and child abuse. These are very serious consequences that should be punished in Hell. Substance abuse would be considered as another form of incontinence, since the abuser was lacking in self-control.
(1998) investigated the use of fake identification to purchase alcohol by underage drinkers. Participants included 900 teenagers aged 16-19, whom completed self-report questionnaires based on their experience of trying to purchase alcohol (Schwartz et al., 1998). Borrowing and altering fake identification happened more often than purchasing it through the mail, as this method was sometimes unsuccessful (Schwartz et al., 1998). Similar findings were examined by Morleo, Cook, Bellis, and Smallthwaite (2010) investigating the use of fake identification between underage drinkers aged 15-16. A cross-sectional study was held investigating how the underage drinkers had purchased alcohol (Morleo et al., 2010).
Should the U.S. Legal Drinking Age be lowered from 21 to 18 Years of Age? Alcohol is considered the drug of choice for many American youth. Statistics provide that there are more than 10.1 million underage drinkers in the U.S. with 85 percent of college students and 72 percent of 12 graders having tried alcohol. As a result, underage drinking contributes to death from injuries, increases the risk of sexual and physical assault, as well as playing a role in risky sexual behavior. However, there have been increasing debates over whether the minimum legal drinking age should be reduced from 21 years to 18 years.