Nobody wants to grow up to be a drunk. Although drinking alcohol may be enjoyable in social situations and it looks cool, it is a terrible addiction and is considered a type of drug abuse. Mothers expecting a child can really harm the child by consuming alcohol. Alcohol can cause the body to make terrible decisions such as drunk driving which not only puts the drinker in danger, but also puts everyone else in danger. The abuse of alcoholic beverages can cause a person to become an alcoholic.
Has anyone been harmed from underage drinking that you may know of, whether it’s from over dosing or a severe car accident? The topic of lowering the drinking age to eighteen in the United States is very debatable subject because many people have a difficult time deciding which side to support. Many of the negative issues for the low drinking age would have of an effect on the future, which is why the reform should not be put into action. Reasons include health issues, irresponsibility, and deaths among the youth. Even though there are many pros and cons to lowering the U.S. drinking age to eighteen, it should not be reduced because the effects could be more damaging than what was intended.
A lot of times “quote,” wrote Myers (45). The conventional way of focusing more on appearance than on substance can turn “cool” people into superior beings. However to be cool can be seen as a negative attitude leading to individual indifference and their social life may go downhill. Drugs and alcohol are not cool and teens need to stop thinking that their lives revolve around it. All teenagers have their own reasons for taking drugs.
There is ample proof that children and youth are exposed to and recall alcohol advertising, and increasing evidence of associations between liking alcohol advertisements and under-age drinking. Alcohol advertisement can enhance hazardous drinking measures if restrictions are not put into place. Alcohol advertisements are marketed during concerts and sporting events where some youth are involved. With this being said, should alcohol advertisement be banned? Nevertheless, there is a wide age range of viewership that employs that if a ban is to be put into place the intensity of advertising; should not be shown during peak hours of the day when children are listening to the radio and viewing television programs.
In America, there are many cities and states that have implemented a ban on smoking indoors in public areas because of the health effects caused for non-smokers. What isn’t considered, though, is that any amount of secondhand smoke is dangerous to a non-smoker, and not banning smoking outside public places can also be dangerous to non-smokers. Secondhand smoke can cause major cardiovascular problems including heart disease and heart attacks, it also has many negative side effects on children. Smoke free bans should be implemented in all public places, including sidewalks in populated areas to protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke, because secondhand smoke causes dangerous health problems in non-smokers that could possibly result in death.
Although it is common for people to view drinking alcohol as a fairly typical activity for adolescents and young adults, what many fail to realize is the harsh reality alcohol carries. Unfortunately these realities do not only affect the health, but it ruins lives and careers. All in all, the drinking age should not be reduced because of the effects it has short and long-term on the
Family experience can also be a problem with drunk driving because heavy alcohol use by parents, sibling, or any parental supervision can be cause of the start of drinking. Peer friendships are viral due to the lack of peer influences. “Teens who drink alcohol teen to have opposite sex friends who do the same thing” (Join Together Staff). Peer drinking is more than an influence. It could come from their own parents who start drinking.
The twelve-step program that the A.A. provides seemed to put fear in people's minds instead of hope. This lead Gilliam to depend on moderation to help stop her drinking problem. Making "alcoholics" feel that they are different from other people by disease is not the answer to the end of alcoholism. Drinking alcohol in moderation will slowly prevent the alcoholic from alcoholism. If we allow alcohol to be drank in moderation it will prevent drinkers from becoming what society calls a disease "alcoholism."
Another benefit to teaching students how to drink properly is that by showing them they can have a good time while drinking moderately they will be less likely to binge drink and get blackout drunk which can, in many cases, be extremely harmful or even fatal. Students can learn from their parents and begin to gauge how drunk they get after a certain amount of alcohol so they can prevent getting blackout drunk. At the same time parents can monitor their children and their drinking habits. If the parent suspects their child might have a problem then immediate action can be taken. Another added advantage is the communication
At this point in time, teenagers are going through their rebellious stage where they wish to assert and explore their independence. While doing so, some begin to reject conforming to societal norms in an attempt to continue cultivating their individuality. During this search for independence, teens are predisposed to making many poor decisions due to the underdevelopment of white matter in their brains. Teen shoplifting is a popular example of formal social deviance, a violation of a formally-enacted law. In this case, the thrill of stealing and breaking the law outweighs the possibilities of getting reprimanded if caught.