The Problem Of Underage Drinking

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The U.S. has a problem that needs to be fixed, the problem they are currently facing is underage drinking. This problem has been going on for a few years now, but there just hasn’t been an effective solution to stop it. A way to stop this problem is by making some sort of law or rule that will prevent teens from drinking and causing more problems. This is a problem because it is a safety issue and when teens are drunk, they tend to make stupid decisions. In the article The Problem of Underage Drinking and What Parents Can Do Heidi Stevens says that most of the deaths are because of consumption of alcohol “excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year” (Stevens 4). Drinking has lead to many problems, but deaths are probably the biggest problem that drinking has. Not only are these kids drinking illegally but there also drunk driving which is really unsafe, their putting their lives and the lives of others in danger. Another problem underage drinking leads up to is that now teens go lean to alcohol as a source when they are feeling sad or depressed, in the article Iceland’s Approach to Teen Underage Drinking- Give Them Something Better to Do Alex Pietrowski says “teens turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with stress and boredom since teens’ brains are wired to crave the rush of something risky, dangerous or exiting” (Pietrowski 1). Teens tend to not see the negative side of things they now just do things for the fun of

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