Argumentative Essay On Underage Drinking

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Addressing Underage Drinking Underage drinking is a serious issue. It is very common amongst young kids, and can create harmful effects, if not handled the right way. Pons Diez & Berjano (1999) state some of the issues that can come from drinking alcohol include: “cirrhosis, pancreatitis, hemorrhagic infarcts and some forms of cancer” (as cited in Seinfeld & Galarza, 2014). That is why the issue of underage drinking must be put under control. However, in order to do so, one must first understand the origin of underage drinking, listed statistics and facts, possible solutions for combating underage drinking, and understanding underage drinking from a Christian worldview before moving forward. That way, one can know how to better handle underage drinking and move forward with making positive changes. The Origin of Underage Drinking One of the ways underage drinking could originate is if a child witnesses his/her family…show more content…
Haun & Tomasello (2011) best explain peer pressure as doing something to “conform to the behavior and opinions of peer groups, even when one knows better” (Abstract section). A child may know better than to drink underage. However, because of the pressure from peers to drink, a child may end up giving in. Statistics and Facts about Underage Drinking The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, states “underage drinking is a leading contributor to death from injuries, which are the main cause of death for people under age 21. Each year, approximately 5,000 persons under the age of 21 die from causes related to underage drinking” (NIH, n.d.). Another statistic provided by the NIH is “people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence during their lifetime than those who began drinking at age 21 or later” (NIH, n.d.). These two statistics, alone, show just how serious of an issue underage drinking is. Possible

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