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
In addition, 10 percent of young people aged 15-15 said that they had got in trouble with the police as a result of drinking.” Secondly, car crashes risks are also related to alcohol. The driving skills of young people are affected by alcohol. Every year around 1900 people aged below 21 who die as a result of car crashes that involve underage drinking. Furthermore, sexual behaviour is affected by
A study was able to find abnormality in the frontal region of the brain which is associated with compulsivity due to patients’ inability to control their sexual behaviors. In a paper written by Dr.Eric Nestler, he described addiction as when “pleasure/reward pathways are hijacked by exogenous drugs such as cocaine or opioids, or by natural processes essential and inherent to survival such as food and sex”. The syndromes associated with these addictions are “compulsivity, emotional liability, impaired judgment, and impulsivity”. So basically having an addiction to heavy drugs is the same as an addiction to sexual behavior. There was a difference in people who casually watch porn and then those who don’t.
The article from Journal of Health Economics introduces the impact of minimum legal drinking age laws on alcohol consumption, smoking, and marijuana use. The abuse of alcohol is coming with healthy issue and some considerable spillover effects such as risky behavior, criminal activity, and alcohol related traffic injuries and fatalities. The regulation on alcohol availability in the lower the minimum legal drinking age from 21. The opponents of the MLDA of 21 argue that the age limit encourages young adults under age 21 to consume alcohol in an irresponsible manner and that lowering age would help young adults to learn how to drink gradually, safely. Many studies have investigated the effect of the MLDA law on alcohol consumption.
The legalization of drugs has been at the center of interminable debate. Drugs have widely been perceived as a dominant threat to the moral fabric of society. Drug use has been attributed as the source responsible for a myriad of key issues. For instance, it is believed that drugs have exacerbated the already weak status of mental health in the United States in which some individuals suffering from mental illness administer illicit substances such as heroin or cocaine in an attempt to self-medicate. Moreover, drugs are blamed for turning auspicious members of the community into worthless degenerates.
The article that I have chosen for my assignment is ‘Young Adults and ‘Binge Drinking’ : A Bakhtinian analysis by Chris Hackley. The article mainly talks about the role of alcohol in the lives of the young adults and the changes in the drinking culture in UK as well as all over the world. I chose this essay mainly because I personally feel that binge drinking and intoxication specially among young adults is a serious issue that needs to be looked upon and should not be taken ‘casually’. “Young Adults and ‘Binge’ Drinking is mainly a literary analysis of the role of alcohol in the social lives of the young adults in the UK.
Binge drinking involves drinking at a very fast rate in order to get drunk which clearly can be incredibly dangerous, especially for inexperienced drinkers. Carleton relies on personal responsibility heavily but also provides many regulations meant to keep students safe. It has also been shown that alcohol is a leading cause of sexual assaults on college campuses. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “researchers consistently have found that approximately one-half of all sexual assaults are committed by men who have been drinking alcohol” and “approximately one-half of all sexual assault victims report that they were drinking alcohol at the time of the assault.” Alcohol and sexual assault are clearly connected so having an open policy can also lead to an increase in sexual assault cases on campus.
How does alcohol consumption affect drivers? Alcohol consumption can have a range of effects on the human body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out some of the most common effects include the following: • Relaxation • Impaired judgment • Loss of small-muscle control and coordination • Decreased alertness • Released inhibitions • Reduced reaction time People may begin to experience
Having a negative impact to one’s education because of doing such immoral thing is not reasonable. This leads to the impression that college students who are exposed to frequent drinking of alcoholic beverages are negatively affected on their academic performance mainly caused by intoxication. The word “frequent” which is defined as successively and excessively doing something is often used to emphasize the correct meaning and purpose of the