Teens in school who are under age to drink are more likely to act disobedient in school, and say that school is a waste of time. Among high school students, those who use alcohol are five times more likely to drop out than those who don 't use alcohol. (4) Not only does it increase the incapability to be unresponsive in school, but alcohol increases the likelihood of creating an unbalanced emotional state to. Besides from the physical effects of alcohol it can lead to a teen being emotionally unstable. They will begin to withdraw from family and friends, and if children are involved, they will begin to exclude them too.
The misuse of prescription drugs can lead to addiction, affect the health of users in a dramatic way, and even cause death. According to Michael Klein, “The most prescription drugs that are commonly misused are opioids, tranquillizers, sedatives, and hypnotics.” Unintentional overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers have quadrupled since 1999 and have outnumbered those involving heroin and cocaine since 2002. (Klein). The reason some people abuse opioids is just to “get high”. Taking too many of these types of pills can really mess you up.
Many minors or teens do not understand the consequences of drinking, and/or binge drinking. Some states have made the decision of lowering the drinking age to 18 and have realized that it is now backfiring. There has been an excessive increase in the amount of fatalities due to allowing 18 year olds to drink. The drinking age should not be lowered to 18 for many reasons: there would be more car accidents, it ruins the teens’ or minors’ bodies, and teens and minors do not understand the consequences and how they affect their future. The number one leading cause of death among teens is car accidents: lowering the drinking age to 18 would just cause these numbers to skyrocket even more.
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.
In addition, an increase in drug and alcohol use may lead to violence. Next, social isolation as well as family environment are factors of teen suicide. In other words, having little to no contact people or society can increase the chances of teen suicide. Also, if an individual is living in a negative family environment, the chances of teen suicide may increase. Suicide is among the leading causes of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24.
Many organs can be damaged by alcohol and this can lead many problem in the future. Crime and violence are run by alcohol due to the fact that people have no sense of reality going through their brain when intoxicated. People get isolated because they are not do the other kids of their age do Alcohol
While there were benifits of prohibition such as the instant decrease in crime and that workers didn 't miss as many days due to being drunk, the negatives were also huge. The crime before wasn 't as bad as during prohibtion, because of the restriction of alcohol new types of crime were created, such as bootlegging. The reasons for the start of prohibition were somewhat justified, alcohol has a direct parallel to crime and its proven that drunk individuals are more prone to crime. Also the health effects of alcohol are quite detrimental they can make a person 's quite shoddy with excessive consumption. During those times temprence wasn 't a commonly practiced ideal so alcohol addictions were more common, it would only make sense that people would begin to see the parallels between alcohol and many of the negative things that plague society.
This attracts the adolescents thinking drinking is a cool thing to do. For instance, during high school if you drink, you would be socially accepted but if you don’t then you can be considered an outcast. Society and media has a lot to do with this for adolescents who want to be drinking at a young
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.
This condition in turn can lead to impaired attention, concentration and depression. This impaired concentration affects you driving with the amount of drunk driving incidents in the UK leading to 33,000 deaths per year. These deaths could be reduced dramatically if people were to comply with the drink and drive limit. People who drink and drive are inconsiderate, insensitive and simpleminded. They should think of the danger they are putting other people at and the consequences they could cause on the victim’s
Because they would be legally allowed to purchase alcohol, there is likelihood that they would then provide this to their friends who may be underage, therefore increasing underage access to alcohol. In those countries that allow drinking at 18, although the death tolls from drunken driving is lower, there is a high illegal drinking population in those as young as
21 although a good age set is also a bad one as it seems too far for teens to wait. Lowering the age to something like 18 would provide a lot more beneficial outcomes. It would also be a smart move as 18 isthe age of adulthood and an adult should be able to make the choices they want regarding alcohol. In the US about 11% of the alcohol consumed is by people of ages 12-20 and 90% of that is binge
Theses fatal outcomes is what makes alcohol use dangerous because physical violence may include abuse of family members, assault, and homicide. Age twenty-one years old should stay because people are more responsible at that age then eighteen years old are just entering a new phase of independence from parents through workforce or college, and more susceptible to heavy drinking, risky sexual activity, and other irresponsible behavior due to the lack of
Aaleyah Patterson Tom Scales U.S. Public Policy & Democracy 10 March 2016 The “War On Drugs” Is A Public Policy Failure Here we are, four decades after Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs in 1971 and $1 trillion spent since then. What do we have to show for it? Externalities that were unforeseen. It has led to mass incarceration in the U.S., corruption, political destabilization and violence in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It negatively affected the lives of millions of people all of this while America wastes billions of dollars every year only to create and fuel powerful drug cartels while the goal of the war on drugs seems less achievable than ever.