(Look for). Another article disagrees when it writes “People take drugs just for the pleasure they believe they can bring” (Drugs). This means teens not only turn to drugs to deal with the pain in there lives, but also just for the pleasure and excitement it brings. Knowing the risk of using drugs often helps teenagers avoid doing so. According to one source, “Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to fifty percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t” (11 facts).
They found that teenagers who had parents with strict rules about alcohol were less likely to binge drink. The present study will focus on parental alcohol rules and how it affects college students binge drinking. The study will not only focus on parental permissibility, but also the parents modeled behavior. Parenting style and poor communication, as causes for unhealthy teenage drinking will be analyzed.
According to a study published by the Foundation for the advancement of Alcohol Responsibility parents are the number one source for minors to receive alcohol ("Underage Drinking Statistics."). More often than not parents are slowly exposing their children to alcohol by allowing them to take occasional sips from their beer, wine, or alcoholic beverages. While in many cases this is a good deterrent from drinking because of the foul taste it is also a good practice as children will begin to view how their parents drink as the proper way to drink. Guzzling down cups of vodka is much different than sipping on a glass of wine or alcoholic beverage. Another benefit to teaching students how to drink properly is that by showing them they can have a good time while drinking moderately they will be less likely to binge drink and get blackout drunk which can, in many cases, be extremely harmful or even fatal.
According to a research conducted, it shows how consumption of alcohol can impact student’s grades and thereby leading to other consequential terms such as death, low economic status, pregnancies health related failures and more (White, Hingson.2013). In order to prove that alcohol consumption and drugs is bad for young people, we ought to look at the trigger that causes these people to turn into them knowing it could possibly affect them. Closely, some of the problems which lead adolescents and young adults to drink underage despite the illegality range from en... ... middle of paper ... ...nces can be toward the cognitive ability. My observation correlates with the researches that have been done stating that alcohol and substance abuse have a significant effect on adolescents and young adults’ academic performance. With this issue on the rise, school based programs dealing with substance abuse should be implemented at the earliest in order to prevent young people from indulging into drugs and alcohol.
Teen alcohol addiction - Is there any hope for a teenager who wants to get his or her life straightened out? It's very interesting that I find myself writing about something that not only is commonsense, but what is more, something that every one knows about in general but may not in particular. Alcohol use among teenagers is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, deterioration of academic performances, aggressive behavior that causes a number of other sociological problems in families and among friends. It is also the primary cause of criminal behavior and a leading cause of broken marriages. As we know it's a broad topic therefore I'll look at the role that alcohol plays in the society and its impact on teenage addiction.
While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug. Not only does alcohol affect the mind and body in unpredictable ways, but teens lack the judgment and coping skills to handle alcohol wisely. Some teenagers are brought up with the attitude that drinking is pure evil. But most of the time this just causes rebellious behavior and makes them want to try it even more, and once they try it they could possibly get addicted. According to associate professor Deborah Deas and assistant professor Suzanne Thomas from the Medical University of South Carolina, more senior high school students use alcohol than any other drug.
The argument that teens are binge drinking because it is a rite of passage is a fair explanation, but is followed by the somewhat condescending remark that “Developmentally teens remain in that imaginary stage that ‘bad stuff can 't happen to me because I am invincible.’" (Lohmann, 2013, p. 84). The author then goes on to give reasons a teen “may” give as to why they drink, this is similarly presumptuous and backed up by nothing more than the author’s opinion. This informal article seems to appeal to the emotions of parents; being fairly sensational regarding the risks associated with teen drinking, and at one point referring to alcohol as “liquid toxin” (Lohmann, 2013, p.84). This article provides some good information for parents, but may also be misleading in the extent to which parents should question their teens in such a confronting manner as is detailed in the “four essential questions” (Lohmann, 2013, p. 86). This article presents information that parents specifically can utilise when talking about underage drinking with their kids.
Although such education programs raise students' awareness of issues surrounding alcohol use, these programs appear to have minimal effect on drinking and on the rates of alcohol problems. According to Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services at The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, it seems that binge drinkers appear to engage in more unplanned sexual activity and to abandon safe sex techniques more often than students who do not binge drink (Shalala, 1995, 2). The purpose of this paper will prove whether or not Ms. Shalala is right or wrong. The first study was done in 1992. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of alcohol use to unsafe sex in Latinas.
Both articles appeal to the reader through the logos, and both agree that teenage binge drinking is not healthy. The difference is that Getting Stupid deals with mental health affects of binge drinking and How to Manage Teen Drinking focuses on ways to cut down teen binge drinking. The two articles combined give a good background on teenage binge drinking. Sources Cited Kluger, Jeffrey. "How To Manage Teen Drinking (The Smart Way)" TIME Magazine, Monday, June 18, 2001 Available: http://www.socialnorms.org/PressRoom/time.php Wuethrich, Bernice.
Are there some signs to identify suicidal adolescents? This research helps to understand why some teenagers should want to take their lives and what can be done to prevent it? What programs are available to deter them making this negative choice? Adolescent Suicide Adolescent suicide rates are increasing in our society. "Suicide is the third- leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds", according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention "after accidents and homicides" (as cited in Feldman, 2012, p.364).