There are many people, particularly college age students who drink alcohol. Most people do this socially, but some people over do it and become a danger to themselves and others. Drinking alcohol can also lead to many ailments which include, liver cancer, alcohol poisoning, brain determination. Though most people use it as a social tool, markets should stop selling alcohol after midnight because, drunken driving accidents are five times more likely to happen in early morning hours, people can over drink and get Alcohol poisoning, and alcohol disrupts one’s sleep. The Problem Some states have already begun to put limits on when one can buy alcohol.
Retrieved November 1, 2013, from). Mixing drinking while driving can be deadly. Teenage drunk driving accidents not only affect the person drinking while driving, but it also can kill or harm others (Alcohol problems and solutions. (n.d.). Retrieved November 1, 2013, from) (Teen drinking and driving.
When this occur some people may suffer from Dementia or serious other brain injuries. The damage to the organs can be deadly leading in death because of the consummation of alcohol in a person’s body. Alcohol can lead to many diseases amongst the organs such as kidney failure, liver disease, and etc. The heart which is a person’s strongest organ is also affected by alcohol. Depending on the amount of alcohol intake at a time the heart rate can began to increase within a nick of time.
Alcohol can completely change the life of a teen from the time they start drinking till death. Alcohol affects so many aspects of a person’s life and once it does, it is so hard to get life back to normal. Alcohol effects teens by harming them physically, emotionally, and socially especially through relationships. Alcohol affects the body negatively with over usage. Alcohol is a depressant, so the use of alcohol affects the central nervous system by temporarily slowing it down.
By raising the minimum drinking age to twenty one in 1975, an estimated 20,000 lives have been saved (Alcohol Alert). Drinking and driving has a lot to do with that statistic. Even though alcohol is illegal for people under the age of twenty-one, adolescents have twice the number of fatal drunk driving accidents than drivers over the age of twenty one. Everyday three teens die from drinking and driving (Alcohol Alert). These statistics are incredible, considering that alcohol is illegal for these teens.
The brain is a sensitive organ that is used to send signals to the whole body. In an article “Alcohol Alert: Drinking and Driving”, It states, “Driving involves multiple tasks” (1). So as people drink, the brain is being diminished of the ability to send signals to other parts of the body. This causes a bad multitasking ability that everyone can do while they are sober. People may think they can multitask while drunk, but they can’t because they’re drunk.
Although there are many ways to attempt to treat alcoholism, we find few solutions to be effective (Underage Drinking, 2012). Alcoholism is defined as a disorder characterized by the excessive consumption of and dependence on alcoholic beverages, leading to physical and psychological harm and impaired social and vocational functioning. Alcohol is a huge problem in high school and in college. Twenty-one may be the legal drinking age, but some how minors find a way to get a hold of alcohol. People as young as fifteen are able to get their hands on an alcoholic beverage.
In Ohio, half of the people arrested for drunk driving each year are repeat offenders (DUI and DWI in Ohio). Right now, the punishment for drunk driving is not strict enough, for all offenses jail time should be increased to prevent repeat offenses and to protect lives. To understand fully what drunk driving is, one first must understand what it is to be legally drunk. To determine how drunk someone is a blood alcohol content level is taken. Blood alcohol content is normally taken by a breathalyzer in drunk driving situations, but can also be determined by urine samples and blood samples.