Argumentative Essay On Alcohol And Alcohol

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INTRODUCTION

College, a place once populated by contemplative students, has experienced an unexpected twist over the past few years: 1,825 deaths, 599,000 injuries, 696,000 assaults, and 97,000 cases of sexual abuse (College Drinking ). These are such drastic numbers, but there is only one reason for all these corrupted acts of society: alcohol. Abusing the privileges of alcohol corrupts students’ mind, intellectually and socially.

In 2008, over 80% of United StateS college students have had at least one alcoholic drink in a span of over two weeks (Johnston, O’Malley, Bachman, & Schulenberg, 2009). 40% of these college students binge drink, having four or more drinks. This exceeds the rate of other non-college peers. Research suggests
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Consequences range from permanent memory damage leading to various rapes and murders, to loss of cognitive abilities. According to an article, published in The Journal American Academy of Psychiatry the Law, two researchers, Bourget and Bradford found that 80 percent of their sample of sex offenders, who claimed amnesia, reported to be intoxicated during the crime. Crime and violent acts against established laws may not be the only consequence. Cognitive development and brain maturity become altered and/or damaged leading to the failure of completing college and furthering an individual’s success in the…show more content…
Studies have been shown that underaged adolescents have successfully purchased alcohol at local liquor stores. Underage drinking as many know leads to a selection of crimes, brain damage and deaths. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 4,358 people under age 21 die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning. More than 190,000 people under age 21 visited an emergency room for alcohol-related injuries in 2008 alone (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Underage Drinking”).

An article written by CNN explained how in 2015, President Obama was to change the drinking age to 18. As one may already conclude, this was a fbvalsified article and the debate on whether the drinking age should be altered is still an ongoing process.

Not much is known about how alcohol develops the adolescent brain but it can be concluded that a variety of negative side effects will be attached. Research shows that brain development continues well into a person’s twenties (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Underage Drinking”). Alcohol can affect this development, and contribute to a range of problems.

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