Symbolic Interactionism Of Drunk Driving

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Drunk driving is a serious offense and should be avoided at all times. Drunk driving is the crime of driving while having alcohol in your blood. Alcohol is a depressant and it slows down the central nervous system. It impairs vision, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and comprehension. Thus, drunk driving is against the law and makes it very hard to function. Drink-ing alcohol got the best of my uncle Steve. He suffered from alcoholism at a very young age. As a concerning family we have tried to get him help but it never did any good for him. Drinking alcohol took over my uncles life and then eventually drunk driving became a natural habit of his life. My uncle suffered from alcoholism at the age of 19 years old. He ended up dropping out…show more content…
Symbolic interactionism is the process of interaction in the formation of meanings for individuals who chose to behave in ways that guide by personal expe-riences and characteristics of the society (Society Made Me Do It). As we grow up as young kids and adults, we learn that drinking is bad for you. We see it in a lot of movies, videos, songs, and billboards. In our community we grow up with alcohol all around us with bars being just around the corner or looking in the fridge as a kid or young adult and seeing how much alcohol is in there from our parents makes people tempted to try it. Even going to parties at such a young age. Like for me when I was a freshman I had a senior brother so I would get invited to everything and I would just walk around and see every person there drinking and I would look at my brother and ask how everyone was getting him and his answer every time was that they were driving themselves home. This is how addicts of alcohol develop at such a young age and once you are addicted it is so hard to quit. Symbolic interactionism looks at the meanings behind it and signs of the behavior. Drunk driving is gloried in music videos and movies (Society Made Me Do It). This gives off a terrible perception. Everyone wants to do what their favorite actor does in mov-ies, so if they are encouraging drunk driving without implying it then

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