Jennifer Ortiz Ms.Frandsen English 3, Period 5 6 February 2018 Underage Drinking Drinking can cause severe damages to ones body. Juvenile drinking started in the colonial times since kids and babies drank alcohol as part of their diet. Now a days alcohol is one of number one drugs picked by teenagers. Even though most teens drink alcohol to feel socially ease, calm nerves or stress, or simply just to drink; their putting their life at risk. In others words, teens should not be permitted to binge drink in any kind of situation. Underage drinking causes your body to have a long term negative effects. According to the article “Teen Drinking Ups Risk for Liver Disease Later,” there are 493,000 deaths worldwide yearly due to alcohol-related liver cirrhosis. This show how alcohol not only can cause damage to your liver but it can end your life. In the article “90 hospitalized for severe intoxication at Chance the Rapper show in Hartford,” “...90 people were hospitalized for excessive drinking during the concert...” Chief Brian Foley informed Hartford courant that many of the severe intoxicated concertgoers that were retreated from the concert were teenagers. This demonstrates how teen can get landed in the hospital for long terms because the over abused alcohol, which can cause damage to their liver or if not attend on time they can end up six feet underground. When teenagers go out to parties the result would usually be them driving back home drunk since they do not want
In the Article “Binge drinking Is a Serious Problem for Underage Drinkers” by Emily Listfield there are a series of reasons why underage Binge drinking is against the law and Extremely dangerous. Binge drinking underage has become more common and more deadly. The legal drinking age should be increased because it gives kids/teens more time to mature and more time to think about the consequences of not only underage drinking but binge drinking as well. When kids/teens enter high school or college they are always looking to fit it. In today's society it is not unheard of for a college student to be drinking alcohol, oddly enough high school and middle school students are drinking just as much.
There has been many discussions all over the United States is whether they should change the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen. Most teens will argue that they should change the age because they can go to a store or a gas station and they can buy a pack of cigarettes, a black n mild, play the lottery at the age of eighteen so they will ask so why can they not buy a beer or alcohol at the age of eighteen. Underage drinking has been out of control in the United States because teenager use fake identification cards and they will also try to go to the club with their identification card. As a teenager when I was in high school I have proof that these things happen not only in college but high school it happens more often than college students. What is
In 2005 a tragedy struck my hometown of Cameron Wisconsin. Following the annual homecoming parade, the high schoolers were driving back to the school to cheer on the football team for the game that night. Sitting on the toolboxes in one of the trucks was Bailey Zimmerman and her good friend Jasmyn Becker. As their driver, Matthew Stoyke, was making the turn into the parking lot, he saw a bunch of his friends already waiting for him. Without thinking, Matthew slammed his foot onto the accelerator to show off for his buddies.
The Higher Education of Drinking College is a place for higher learning. It is a time when young adults are exploring themselves as individuals, expanding not only their academic horizons but for many, it’s their first time being on their own socially. Young adults find themselves making many decisions. These choices involve attending class, completing assignments and possibly engaging in behaviors that could impact their own personal health and safety. Sometimes they are faced with decisions that involve the use of various substances including alcohol.
Although lowering the legal drinking age might give teenagers a chance at enjoying alcoholic beverages, the consequences are not worth the temporary pleasure. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are short and long term costs of choosing to drink alcohol. The short term risks include: careless injuries, violence, unprotected sexual behavior, and alcohol poisoning. The long term risks include: heart and liver disease, cancer in multiple parts of the body, memory loss, depression or anxiety, and alcohol dependence (www.cdc.gov). Raising the legal drinking age will provide safer roads and less damage to the consumers and their fellow peers.
People will oppose to this law, but at the age of 18 an adolescent's brain is not fully developed yet. Underage drinking is a common action in today’s society. What kids do not know is the effect that underage drinking has on their brain. Since the brain is not fully developed at the age of 18, drinking
Plus teenangers would most likey want to drink a lot and get drunk because it is cool to them. And plus if your younger your parents would know where to find acahool because their older and more smarter than you and one day you could find it one day laying in your house and you would take a hold of it and even drink it and get really sick. And sometimes when your younger it could have more effects to your body such as might commit suicide, Be involved in violent behavior, and be develop in older acahool problems. And sometimes when you drink when your younger it can cause liver
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 10 teens in high school drink and drive. This is a lot. The CDC also states that young drivers are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol level of .08 or above compared to when they haven’t been drinking; however, there is still some good news. Teen drinking
If young adults at the age of 18 are old enough to vote and enlist in the army, then why can they not purchase and consume alcohol? Over the years, the set drinking age has been a controversial topic among society. Some people believe the MLDA (Minimum Legal Drinking Age) should stay at the age of 21 because it is safer for their kids. However, lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 would change the standards of alcohol as it encourages those of legal adulthood to make responsible decisions as adults, learn to control binge drinking and promote less automobile accidents. To further explain, 18 is the age of majority therefore young adults are mature enough to make their own decisions.
Drugs such as alcohol have an effect on all users, regardless of their age; however, alcohol has an especially harmful effect on teens since their bodies are still developing. Studies have shown that alcohol has numerous negative effects on a teen’s body and mental health; for example, a study conducted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention stated that “alcohol consumption affects the brain’s frontal lobes, which is essential for functions such as emotional regulations, planning, and organization” (“Age”). Teens already have high emotions and difficulties planning and organizing; alcohol will only enhance teens’ struggle. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention also found that alcohol consumption at a young age can potentially cause chronic problems such as memory loss, depression, suicidal thoughts, and poor decision making (“Age”). Teens have a difficult enough time making decisions and organizing their lives, but adding alcohol to the mix will only make matters worse; their bodies are still developing, and they are still learning to be adults.
“If the legal age were lowered in the US it would have to come with much more education in this area, not just the shock-value of Every 15 Minutes” said Ulrike Skillman, math teacher at Saugus. Skillman suggests the lowering of the drinking age will have to come with more alcohol education and that is the exact purpose of a “drinking license.” Which would allow 18 year olds to consume alcohol, with strict regulations, then take classes to officially receive a “drinking license” at 21 years old. The license would replicate a driver’s license, but be geared toward consuming alcohol.
Why Consuming Alcohol Underage Can Lead to Many Life-Long Consequences Alcohol has historically, and continues to affect our society in many ways. Underage drinking is a serious issue that affects many teenagers and young adults across the world. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 90% of the alcohol consumed by individuals under the age of 21 is consumed through binge drinking. Consuming alcohol as a minor can have serious, life-altering consequences. When alcohol is consumed, many things occur in the brain that can cause irreversible damage, poor decision-making, and lead to dangerous situations.
Underage drinking can be influenced from parental alcohol abuse or from social pressures from peers. Author D. Quinn from Sandstone Care implies that underaged drinking damages brain development which will affect academic performance. Long term effects can lead to memory loss and weakened attention span. Teenage drinking can lead to injuries, health issues, and accidents that puts stress on the whole family. The family has to work through and experience these issues, which often leads to fights that weaken relationships in a family.
Today in the United States about 4,358 people under the age of 21 years old die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and even drowning. More than 190,000 people under the age of 21 visited an emergency room for alcohol related reasons in 2008 alone. Alcohol related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and non-fatally injure someone every two minutes. That’s a lot of people gone because they wanted to go out and party and not think about the consequences ahead. In this essay I’m gonna give you information to why Underage Drinking is very very bad for you.