Binge drinking is one of the most problematic behaviors among college students. Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Arizona attributed the increase in rape cases to heavy drinking college environments (College Alcohol Study par. 1). Furthermore, the study found that college women with medium and high-binge drinking rates stood high chances of getting sexual assaulted while intoxicated. Overconsumption of alcohol on university campuses leads to an increase in sexual assaults and implementing mandatory alcohol workshops will reduce the number of cases by exposing incoming freshman to the dangers of alcohol in conjunction with sexual assaults.
According to CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov, “on average, about half of college student sexual assaults are associated with alcohol use”. On the other hand, many say that some punishments are too extreme. For example, expulsion from school is too harsh of a punishment. Some will argue that it was an accident or the victim brought it upon themselves. These kind of statements are very close-minded because there is no victim that would wish assault on themselves.
Drunk Driving Does drunk driving effect you or your friends? I know many people who have gotten dui and have endangered others life’s while driving. Addiction is as main cause in alcohol drinking people when they are drunk think they can drive. When people are drunk they think they are funny and good at everything they do. What are the main controversies associated with drinking?
Underage drinking has been a problem for many years, yet it is still not under control. An ongoing debate in the United States is whether the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen like in many other countries or if it should stay at twenty-one. This controversy is specifically relevant to college students, as drinking at an American University has become a significant component of a student’s college experience, despite the fact that most college students cannot legally drink. Binge drinking has become a major issue among students as well as a high percentage of DUI and alcohol-related deaths, it is clear that something needs to change in this country. Lowering the drinking age to eighteen would be an effective and beneficial step in changing
Binge Drinking Binge drinking is utilizing a significant amount of alcohol. College campuses represent the most significant setting of binge drinking because a college is a sociable place where people connect and get together. College drinking remains a problem and students will fight for their basic drinking rights. Colleges should enforce underage drinking laws in and around their campus because binge drinking has many disadvantages. Parents will be satisfied with the college’s decision which is to control binge drinking on campus.
In today's modern society alcohol consumption among young adults is at an all time high. Alcohol consumption is occurring regularly on high school and college campus’ where the majority of students are underage. This underage drinking and drinking among young adults is having several negative consequences to a person's social life. Such consequences are a result of several different forms and methods of drinking, and although there are several techniques to remedy this, young adults drinking to unhealthy levels is still occuring on a regular basis. Binge drinking is becoming a habit that is increasingly popular among young adults.
This research shows how easy a teenagers mind is changed by the people around them and the impact role models have. Keywords: Teenage Drinking; Peer Influence; Drinking and Driving; Alcohol; Riding with a Drunk Driver Introduction A rite of passage for teenagers is receiving their driver licenses, but with new responsibility comes many risks as well.1 It is fairly common for teenage adolescents to binge drink with their friends, but does this lead to risky driving behaviors? There may be a decline in the amount of teenage related drunk driving fatal accidents in the recent years, but it is still a high percentage of deaths for teenagers.2 Parents and peers have a
Some signs of violent behavior are talking about violence, especially violent towards people ( HEALTHWISE STAFF). Underage drinking, there are some signs that you can tell if they are drinking like if they start to threaten you or talk about violence. The possibility of teen violence can increase in weeks or months ( HEALTHWISE STAFF). If the teens keep on drinking on a daily basis, you can tell if they start acting more violently and sometimes it will take them a while like weeks or months to start acting like that. Underage drinkers can cause violence or threaten you or talk about it and take a couple of weeks or months to see the
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.
In general, Prohibition was enforced much more strongly in areas where the population was sympathetic to the legislation mainly rural areas and small towns and much more loosely in urban areas. The prohibition was also very difficult to enforce because the local police and commissionaires were receiving very lucrative bribes for they not to prosecute the bootleggers. Despite very early signs of success, including a decline in arrests for drunkenness and a reported 30 percent drop in alcohol consumption, those who wanted to keep drinking found ever-more inventive ways to do it. The illegal manufacturing and sale of liquor, also known as “bootlegging”, went on throughout the decade, along with the operation of “speakeasies”, nightclubs selling alcohol, the smuggling of alcohol across state lines and the informal production of liquor “moonshine” or “bathtub gin”, in private homes. This practice proved to be very dangerous because the level of alcohol was very high and that it could contain ethanol a dangerous type of alcohol that can be deadly.
Prohibition is the banning of alcohol. America changed its mind though because depression started and murder rates started to rise. When prohibition got passed, a lot of people to get a taste of beer or whiskey back so bad that they were willing to do whatever it took for them to get it. A good majority of these people were gangsters, dope sellers, bootleggers, and racketeers, as shown in document A. They were all types of drunks.
738 students were interviewed and 45.9% resulted in alcohol abuse. Out of the 45.9%, females are more likely to expose to alcohol abuse than males. The authors conclude their study warning the public that the potential hazard of excessive drinking contributes to “the development of uncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, various types of cancers and heart diseases” (Silva & Petroski, p. 551, 2012). Excessive drinking is considered a risky behavior among