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.
Remorseless drinking has long been as much a ritual of university life as football, final exams, and frat-parties! Alcohol abuse goes on quite often on college campuses regardless of ones age. A great many problems related to alcohol use among college students is in direct correlation to the national drinking age in this country. A 1996 study found that eighty-four percent of college students under the age of twenty-one drink (Jones 64). Although one may not have access to alcohol at a bar, but a student may be drinking at a party or may just have an older friend buy their alcohol.
Yi Yang Instructor: Randall L. Arthur English 20 4/15/14 Binge Drinking is Poisoning College Students The problem of binge drinking, especially among college students, is an important issue that must be solved as soon as possible. “Too Many Colleges are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” by Wechsler et al. and “the Battle of the Binge” by Jack Hitt focus on a similar point relating to binge drinking. Supported by reliable surveys and rigorous analysis, “Too Many Colleges are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” illustrates how binge drinking does harm to college students and proposes a feasible solution to it from the perspective of college officials. On the other hand, Jack Hitt displays the alcohol-related damages by recalling what he
This will be an important question, because when students pre-game, they usually get hammered, then they will go out to a party and drink even more. In order to find out if students are also getting into drugs, I asked if a student has ever mixed alcohol with drugs. This question will be helpful in showing why students become attached to alcohol easily. Drugs will only make the need for alcohol increase. Drinking to relieve depression and to relax are also key points that go along with alcoholism, so it was almost necessary to ask those questions as well.
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.
Even though underage drinking is illegal, many young adults still drink because the higher age restriction is impossible to completely enforce. In the past the United States tried to pass the Eighteenth Amendment to ban all drinking, but it was repealed because it didn’t successfully stop anyone from drinking. In this way, teenagers will still consume alcohol. I can also personally attest to this because as a high school upperclassman, I have heard my peers discuss the times they have gotten drunk with friends countle... ... middle of paper ... ... restaurants and bars, and alcohol use by young adults can become more responsible. It is important that people consider lowering the drinking age because every year thousands of people are killed through alcohol-related traffic accidents, and a great number of people are affected by these tragedies.
Drinking alcohol has become a large part of college environments and it can range from a simple glass of wine in a dorm room to a keg stands at a house party. By lowering the drinking age to eighteen it would be easier to combat the problem of binge drinking in college students in Iowa City and the troubles that arise from it. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of alcohol that raises a person’s blood alcohol concentration in a short amount of time. It is not only bad for your body, but is also highly dangerous. This usually means five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women in a two hour time span.
Overuse of alcohol is becoming a large problem across the United States of America. Drinking is always considered a problem if it is not being done responsibly or in moderation. Teenagers that choose to drink illegally usually drink as much as they can hold; in result, parts of their memory can disappear. Teenagers do not drink in moderation; as a result, they drink much more than they can handle just to be “cool” in front of their friends. Drinking can be a problem in all ages, but the most problems arise in the younger generation.
Sure teens drink less often than adults but when they do drink they definitely drink more than adults. This practice is known as binge drinking. These harmful and unsafe activities that many teens are engaging in definitely prove the argument that the Minimum Legal Drinking Age 21 lowers the number of underage drinking wrong. If, as adults, people have the right to serve on juries and make major decisions that can influence a whole nation, then at 18 people should be able to consume alcohol without having to worry about breaking the law. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would encourage people to drink responsibly and it would reduce traffic accidents that are caused by people driving under the influence.
There are a lot of factors that come together to why the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen; the most obvious reason is too many people are drinking before they are twenty-one. Liquor stores, bars, and clubs all want to make money and if they can get away with selling to underage teens then they will. A study done by the Academic Search Premier agrees that, ?By now it is obvious that the law has not succeeded in preventing the under-21 group from drinking? (Michael Smith 1). There would be a lot of benefits to having the drinking age change to eighteen.