In countries where alcohol is part of the “norm”, the outcomes of drinking habits or the effects of alcohol are much different, “A population that drinks daily may have a high rate of cirrhosis and other medical problems but few accidents, fights, homicides, or other violent alcohol-associated conflicts; a population with predominantly binge drinking shows the opposite complex of drinking problems”#. It has been observed that cultures with rich traditions and acceptance of alcohol use tend to deal less with the typical alcohol related problems, compared to the cultures who treat alcohol as an escape or something that will make them better in the eyes of others. In these societies, like the U.S. alcohol hasn’t always been present and grown to be... ... middle of paper ... ... 429 3.Varley, C. (1994). Life Issues-Alcoholism. New York: Marshal Cavendish.
On college campuses across America, the use of alcohol has been an topic in need of explanation for many years. The concept will be explaned with emphise on the negative effects of hooch. Alcohol in cardio-sport athletes is especially harmful. But at any rate the negative concepts apply to all student. Besides the fact that a large number of students are underage when they drink, alcohol can put students in dangerous situations and give them a headache long after the hangover is gone.
Escapism is another source of binge drinking. Many people with traumatic past or current exp... ... middle of paper ... ...m continuing to affect civilization. Works Cited Colleen, Cappon. "CDC Report: Binge Drinking Rates in U.S. ‘Alarming’ | Fox News." Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos.
Brian Serein Period 5 4/08/14 U.S History Honors Alcoholism Throughout history people have drank alcohol as a means of wealth, just to pass the time, or as an escape from reality. In today’s modern world, people use alcohol as a means of having a good time or just love the taste of alcohol. For the individuals who love alcohol and drink a surplus amount of alcohol every week is considered an alcoholic, also known as alcoholism. Alcoholics are known to destroy their futures drinking liquor, so to prevent such cases Alcoholics Anonymous was created. Alcoholism is given many broad definitions, but the one thing that all the definitions have in common are that alcoholism is a disease and an addiction.
Binge drinking increases the risk of suffering from alcohol poisoning that could even result in death. It also increases the risk of committing suicide and/or being a victim of sexual assault. Between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of college students say they have tried commit suicide and more than 97,000 college students are se... ... middle of paper ... ...law-breaking thrill that can cause them to go overboard and binge drink. There is a big difference between merely having an alcoholic drink and binge drinking, one is practiced by many and is accepted by all but binge drinking is highly dangerous is putting many college students at risk of harmful consequences. These consequences consist of but not limited to sexual assaults, alcohol poisoning, and death.
Alcohol use among college students has always been a popular subject among teachers, parents, researchers, and even students. The actual act of drinking alcohol is not necessarily the problem, whether legal or not. The main problem is the act of binge drinking of college students, of age or not. Drinking modest amounts of alcohol may have some consequences, but binge drinking has more negative consequences than normal modest drinking. There are many examples as to the consequences that binge drinking can cause to college student’s lives, but one of the main consequences that students face as a result of frequent drinking is poor academic final grades.
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D)…. The Role of Self-Help Groups in College Students' Recovery from Substance Abuse and Related Problems. 5) CONCLUSION 6) REFERENCES The abuse of alcohol and other drugs remains the number one public health problem for colleges and universities across the United States. Alcohol misuse poses a serious threat to the intellectual, psychological and physical development of traditional-age undergraduate college students. College students who engage in alcohol and other drug use have been shown to experience significantly higher rates of motor vehicle fatalities, unsafe sex, and emergency care visits, sexual assaults and poor academic performance.
In the words of Carla Main, author of Bulldozed and various other published works concerning law and society, the results were “catastrophic,” as “[h]ighway deaths among teenagers and young adults skyrocketed” (Main 33). Many states began raising the legal drinking age up again. In 1984, under the supervision of Ronald ... ... middle of paper ... ...hus, focus should be on better enforcing the law, rather than amending it. Works Cited DeJong, William. “Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered to 18?