Taking a Stand Against Alcohol

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Taking a Stand against Alcohol On May 3, 1980, a story by Miss Tiffany S stated that an innocent human being was taken from this world. A young girl, age thirteen, was killed by a drunk driver. All she was doing was taking a peaceful walk, when all of the sudden a man who had twice the legal alcohol limit (.16) killed her instantly. (Miss Tiffany S). Every day, more people are dying due to the abuse of alcohol especially in the United States. In the U.S an estimated 17,941 people died in 2006 due to alcohol-related collisions (NHSA). That is why alcohol should be banned from the United States. Most crashes usually come from people who are likely to be intoxicated (31%). Driving under the influence is probably the worst thing you can do when driving a vehicle. The State Justice Department shows that out of 37,691,912 people in the United States, there have been 214,828 arrested due to driving while under the influence of alcohol. That is a very large number, and yet it continues to increase. Now the United States is cracking down on alcohol and creating stricter laws concerning it. For instance, the state of Arkansas has created a linkage between consumption and possession. According to the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS), "Possession and consumption are closely linked because consumption generally requires possession. Everyone loves beer and everyone loves to get drunk and have a good time. People don’t know when beer actually came into existence; all they care about is getting intoxicated. Beer dates back to 3500 BC or even earlier. Also back then alcohol-related disorders resulted in liver damage, heart damage and endocrine system damage, and that was associated with cancer risk. (Sherwood, Martha A).... ... middle of paper ... ...nking Alcohol during Pregnancy." BabyCenter. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. Feature, Jen UscherWebMD. "Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? What Are the Effects?" WebMD. WebMD, 03 Jan. 0000. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. "Pregnancy and Alcohol | American Pregnancy on Alcohol Use." American Pregnancy Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. "Domestic Violence: Explore the Issue." Domestic Violence: Explore the Issue. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. Treatment, Center For Substance Abuse. Chapter 1—Effects of Domestic Violence on Substance Abuse Treatment. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 17 Jan. 0097. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. Close to Home." Close to Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. "7 Health Benefits Of Drinking Alcohol." Medical Daily. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. "Nutrition and Healthy Eating." Alcohol Use: If You Drink, Keep It Moderate. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2014.

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