In popular culture, we see alcohol as a medium to release inhibitions and socialize. The consumption of alcohol is major social activity that is practiced all around the world. It is seen as a custom when individuals become of age, but when does drinking alcohol become more of a burden than a fun activity? The consumption of alcohol can be seemingly innocent but, over time, can cause many health problems. We [as a culture] glorify the consumption of it, without much thought to the effects it has on our bodies.
Hacker states, “despite the intent of the industry, research shows that alcohol advertising does influence young people.” He strongly disagrees with Berta, stating that the advertisements have a negative effect. “It preprograms them to drink and drink excessively for a “good time.” ... ... middle of paper ... ...ge drinking and she gives a list of recommendations that all parents should go by in order to alleviate the problem. The opinions of these four authors prove that alcohol advertising is an extremely controversial topic. When questioning American’s youth, you will get varied responses, similar to the conflicting opinions of the authors. Some homes side with Dina Berta and Jon Kate, while others agree more with Robyn Suriano and George Hacker.
People also take drugs to feel happy and relax. The major reason among is still believed to be that of peer pressure, often teens feel the need t... ... middle of paper ... ...ociety we live in to regards drugs as acceptable but to what extent is this true. Society is not against what it can’t see. When people are dependant on a drug then their behaviour reveals to those around them what they are doing. This makes the world and society assume that all drugs and all drug users fit the typical stereotype.
In addition, peer pressure causes many teenagers to follow the wrong path, but it also impacted teenager’s lives in positive ways. For example, young adults experience peer pressure reflected in smoking, partying, and academic performance. The first effect that peer pressure
Underage Drinking There are a number of reasons why teenagers feel the urge to drink. Social environment, peer influence, stresses, and even factors such as media influence contribute to underage drinking. Peer pressure is as well known use among teens. Americans have a burning desire to be accepted and liked by their peers. Everyone wants to feel a sense of belonging.
Two major reasons for adolescents abusing illegal drugs are peer pressure and depression. These concepts will be expanded upon in detail in this paper. Peer pressure is one of the major reasons that teens abuse illegal drugs. Peer pressure is when another person in this age group persuades someone else to do something they don’t want to do. (Williams, Rob) This happens often among friends.
The exposure has made it enticing, but it has also introduced many drug users to the feeling that is brought when using this drug. Cocaine brings euphoric feelings to drug users when exposing their bodies to this drug. When a person is exposed to euphoric feelings, their life stresses are put on hold and the euphoric feelings bring about a state of happiness and excitement. This is one of the many reasons why cocaine usage is common in our society. Although these feelings may seem worth the thrill the negative impacts it has on the human body overshadow the euphoric feeling cocaine users experience.
Social Problems of Ecstasy and Raves Throughout American history drugs have posed a problem to society and lawmakers. Many attempts have transpired to try to prevent future problems associated with drugs. Many of the drugs threatening America were originally designed toward the improvement of human health. The most recent epidemic of recreational drug use is ecstasy. Ecstasy’s popularity is particularly in the possession of the nations youth.
Alcohol anonymous is a great place to start and support from family members and friends as well. Alcohol abuse can affect many aspects of a person’s lifestyle and includes many ingredients that affect the human body but there is hope for those struggling to beat their addiction. Works Cited Coon, D. & Mitterer, J. (2013) Introduction to Psychology Belmont CA. : Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
In order for one to defetishize alcohol, and drinking to escape from reality, one must look at their reality and question what reality they are escaping in the first place. In the paper, I first examine the history of alcohol in different cultures and societies. I then talk about how the type of culture a person lives in, whether it is sophisticated or more ‘third world’, reflects one’s relationship with alcohol. Sex and vulnerability also plays an important role in the fetishizing of alcohol in most communities; I observe this next and how it relates to individual’s overall creation of freedom. Lastly, I look at how individuals are better able to have fun, at all ages, when drinking.