Teens already struggle deciding what clubs to join, what colleges to apply for, what college to attend, what to major in, and much more. Teens should not be allowed to legally drink because alcohol consumption can affect their health and
At the age of 21, people tend to have a higher sense of how to handle alcohol. The biggest difference is the sense of responsibility. When they are 18, they only just start to hit maturity. They are not mature enough to have their responsibility for their actions after getting drunk. Due to the lack of maturity, those who started drinking alcohol at 18 are more likely to be involved in binge drinking or other irresponsible actions.
From high school celebrations to college parties, alcohol has become the main focal point. Moreover, the presence of alcohol has come to dominate these so-called ‘gatherings’, and surprisingly, it has its advantages. Now, in most countries, the alcohol drinking age is within the range eighteen to twenty-one. However, these supposed laws are not impeding young adults from drinking, whether it is legal or illegal.
As the dictionary defines it, addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice, or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. And as it is well known to all of us, its not easy to get yourself out of such thing. While many people usually drink daily, and know when to stop, and some don’t mind the effects of heavy drinking, and getting a hangover that will not last
Lowering the drinking age could also cause problems like violent behavior, and intoxication. Also drinking could cause more problems in schools and workplaces. The drinking age should not be lowered from 21, it would not solve the problems and with anything it would make it worse. A lower drinking age would increase deaths from drinking.
The people that become addicted to these heavy drugs will often lose ties to family and only work towards getting the drugs, they can lose hope and start to feel worthless. There is no reason to let these drugs become legal. Usage will only increase and the treatment will become more difficult because the drug will be so readily available. It is an unnecessary cycle that can be
First is that underage drinking could lead to someone else’s death because some teenagers nowadays are most likely to put themselves into danger. On the survey we conducted 70% said that they tend to experience side effects from drinking. Some of these side effects may include nausea or vomiting and headache, that causes them to lose their discipline in terms of interacting with people, and also it affects the way they think. An example would be making the decision opposite of what should be done right without even having any idea of what they are doing, acting as if they are
Drug abuse also affects education in a bad way because learners are taught about how drugs affect their bodies, families and society around them. Even though learners receive this education about drugs they choose to turn a blind eye on this because they still go ahead and do drugs and once they become addicted to these drugs they end up dropping out of school. Education is negatively affected by drug abuse because the percentage of learners who abuse drugs increases as time goes by which means the percentage of school drop outs will also increase as time goes by meaning that education about drugs is pointless to the
Procrastination can lead to an unsuccessful outcome because when stress and anxiety come in other problems do to like delaying your career or projecting building up a pile of things you were supposed to do or were going to do, this leads to emotional break down and consistently nailing yourself down and never feeling proud. Hating yourself for not completing things you could have easily done and giving up. Giving up is the most common thing people do, this leads to depression and other health risks. Drug abuse might even come in at this stage. Sometimes when our minds accept failure we tend to push our self-down and think we can’t do anything, so we give up.
Being a university student, all-nighter is something that is commonplace. Lake of sleep may change the personal attitude of these students and affect them in several ways. Not giving the body enough hours of sleeping causes sleep deprivation and lead to an individual not feeling comfortable and being unready to go on with her or his day. Sleep deprivation caused by many reason. For instance, university pressure, an unorganized daily schedule, and electronics also take a big part to make things worse and worse.
Over the years, there has been the question of should the drinking age be lowered back down to 18 because of adulthood and being able to join the military. On the other hand, binge drinking in the United States has led to many serious health, education concerns and fatalities. “In 2015, the Monitoring the Future Survey reported that 10% of 8th graders and 35% of 12th graders drank alcohol during the past 30 days, and 5% of 8th graders and 17% of 12th graders binge drank during the past 2 weeks (cdc.gov)”. This means that even at the legal drinking age there are middle school and high school students drinking. Results show that underage people cannot handle alcohol.
One main point that is argued is that younger brains are more susceptible to alcohol consumption and by lowering the drinking age, it would be approving the damage that alcohol causes in the developing brain. Emotional development, organization, and planning are all affected by alcohol consumption. Though it’s true that kids will still likely drink, that doesn’t mean society needs to approve of that decision. Another argument that is used is that more people drinking could create more unsafe environments. When people have too much alcohol, their decision-making skills are extensively lowered.
In some states people don’t even get their driver’s license until 16 years old or even 18 years old. Their experience behind the wheel is not very long. Adding alcohol into the equation could end up being very dangerous. According to Kypri, K., Davie, G., McElduff, P., Connor, J., and Langley, J., (2014) “four studies of the short-term effects of that law change on young people have been published in the scientific literature; they showed increases in emergency department admissions for intoxication, increases in disorder offenses and drunk driving, and higher traffic crash injury rates than would have been expected in the absence of the change (p. 1396). Those four studies took place in New Zealand right after they changed the drinking age from 20 to 18.
1. Close friends, relatives or colleagues express concerns about drinking habits An external viewpoint can often be far clearer than self-reflection. An alcohol addict will often find excuses for their drinking whereas their loved ones see it clearly. 2.
Noel LopezBLK: A2Underage DrinkingIt has come to my attention that underage drinking is a common problem with our teens in this generation. For reasons unknown to me, drinking alcohol is appealing and interesting to try. And once a person tries it for the first time, they want more. The biggest factor to this is the age limit set to start drinking.