In today's youth binge drinking is increasing dramatically and engage in behaviors that they wouldn't have done if they didn’t drink. Teens brains are not developed at the age of 18, so it really hard for them to make the right decision for them, especially when they are drunk. Also, there are higher chances of getting into a fatal accident if we lower the drinking age. I suggest of not lowering the drinking age because it will eventually help our community and save a lot lives. Drinking is not worth killing yourself.
Drinking can be a problem in all ages, but the most problems arise in the younger generation. Teenagers drinking are not only harming themselves but also the surrounding lives. Lowering the drinking age would cause a significant increase in school drop-outs and even deaths. Teenagers do not think about how
As we know it's a broad topic therefore I'll look at the role that alcohol plays in the society and its impact on teenage addiction. The teen years are a rough time in life in the normal way of human development. If the problem of constant drinking is added to this, there are very serious dangers and pitfalls ahead for these teenagers. Often, they will develop psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, or an antisocial personality that goes much further than the usual period of rebellious behavior that most teenagers go through. Uncontrollable anger can be another result of an addiction to alcohol and there are many instances where teenagers create crimes.
While some parents may feel relieved that their teen is “only” drinking, it is important to remember that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug. Not only does alcohol affect the mind and body in unpredictable ways, but teens lack the judgment and coping skills to handle alcohol wisely. Some teenagers are brought up with the attitude that drinking is pure evil. But most of the time this just causes rebellious behavior and makes them want to try it even more, and once they try it they could possibly get addicted. According to associate professor Deborah Deas and assistant professor Suzanne Thomas from the Medical University of South Carolina, more senior high school students use alcohol than any other drug.
Alcohol is very addicting if you don’t know how to control the amount that you ingest into your body. According to Kowalski there has been “a dramatic drop in grades and increased absenteeism can be the least of a young alcoholic 's problems. Drunkenness can lead to violence, and other crimes, such as stealing and robbery, to pay for more alcohol” (“Variety of Problems”). Kids having problems in personal relationships tend to rely of alcohol or drugs to help solve their problems, when in reality it is just harming them slowly. Having tensions between parents and kids is also an another contributing factor as to why kids turn to bottles and hang around kids that do drugs and drink excessive amounts of
Also, friends have the biggest effect on other teenagers if they drink or not. Even though friends can have a huge connection on underage drinking for many teenagers, the law needs to be stricter to teenagers about drinking alcohol because alcoholics can put other people in danger. Alcohol goes back for over one hundred years and is more power full than ever today. There are many different kinds of drinks that contain alcohol. The most common drinks are beer, whiskey, and hard liquors.
Stricter laws need to be enforced to lower the rates of teens dying and create a more safe and happy place for teens and adults. Alcoholism comes with many problems and consequences that are dangerous for young teens. In America the average age for a girl’s first drink is thirteen, and for a boy it’s eleven. Young teens that drink are more likely to do with or
This is despite the strict drinking laws that govern many countries as regards alcohol purchase and consumption. Underage drinking, which has been on the increase, is allegedly the major cause of alcohol-related problems facing the modern society. The most severe effects of adolescent drinking include drunk driving that leads to accidents and even death, violence, poor performance in school, addiction, poor relationships and damage on adolescent brain development among others (Bonnie and O’Connell 58). The society is to a great extent affected by these effects through deaths and lost productivity among the youth. This has become a challenge to the society and government, which has been accused of doing nothing about this menace.
The Problem of Drinking in Our Society On a recent learning channel special alcohol was introduced as being extremely hazardous and sometimes fatal when used irresponsibly. Alcoholism is a disease classified as the need for alcohol that affects over 8.1 million Americans. Twenty percent of all suicide victims are alcoholics. Excessive drinkers who are not alcoholics risk suffering from long-term health conditions, such as liver failure, which often require hospitalization and transplantation, and can result in death. Even consumers that think they are not in danger of the above conditions are still susceptible to the accidents that occur more frequently when alcohol is involved due to the drug interfering with the judgment skills within the brain.
“For every family that is impacted by drugs, there are another 10 to 15 families impacted by alcohol abuse. It's a pretty big deal. We have a tendency to only look at part of the puzzle.” (Kevin Lewis). As a society we tend to categorize the severity of addiction in a way that drugs are the most dangerous and alcohol being just a problem. Because alcohol addiction can be a slow progressive disease many people don’t see it in the same light as drug addiction.