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* “Fact is, alcohol is the most widespread substance abuse problem among youngsters.” * “It’s a damning indictment of a society that tolerates juvenile intoxication and blatant violation of the law.” * “Alcohol addiction is much more likely for younger drinkers.” * School systems nationwide offer programs to educate youngsters to the dangers of alcohol and drugs.” * “In fifth grade, Caroll pupils get a hard look at the harmful effects of alcohol. That’s none too soon, either…” * “….Laws against underage drinking- and adults who supply alcohol.” * “That Includes sanctions for kids who hang out with underage drinkers.” | * It is the most common abuse problem because it is very easy for youngsters to get now. * No place should be okay with underage drinking, I don’t think any toleration should be allowed. * All kids, including teens and college students should be warned about alcohol and its dangers. * For some reason, I think talking about alcohol in fifth grade is a bi too young. I believe they should be at least in the 6th grade to better comprehend the topic of alcohol. Although 5th graders are learning new things every day, I think alcohol is a stronger subject to take in. It may take a little longer for them to process and understand the concept. * Like most of the articles, they are making the adults in charge of having alcohol surrounding underage kids. I think this is okay because they are the ones who are in control of their kids and supervise them throughout their lives. * A lot of times, even if the kid doesn’t drink, he can become influenced by his friends. A lot has to do with the people you surround yourself with, it depends on the group of friends you decide to be around. |
Notes- Laws crash underage drinking parties
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* “…ability to enforce “social host” ordinances to curb such parties, held with or without parents’ knowledge, is a...
14 December 2014
The Role of Alcohol and Drinking In Beowulf
The drink and the feast were dynamic to the life of the warriors of Beowulf’s realm. The have-at-it of food and drink as they were prescribed surely played key roles in that of social relationships throughout the story. Beverages of the adult persuasion played key roles in both establishing and maintaining social adequacies. Alcohol worked as the social lubricant, so to speak, but also served as a barrier. Alcohol in medieval literature was both the catalyst for mass discourse, as well as the poison for the poignant hero or the annoying antagonist.
In yonder day poetry, the feast was the call-to-all community beckon; and in Beowulf, it was the binding of soldiers from either side of a particular interest. In one instance we find Unferth appearing to act upon his better judgment, treating himself to what he thinks is the fondness of the king, more or less showing off for the Geats and challenging the great Beowulf, who obliges. The rest of the men in the hall seem to expect this because no one interferes. In the time of Beowulf, a soldier’s assertions or boast, known then as a “gylp” or “gielp” (Earl 82), was often belted out at feasts. The day’s master of ceremonies would have been known as a “scop” (Earl 81). His job would have been to tell folktales, recite poetry, and sing songs. And the drinks of the day were served by either women of the house (wives and...
...Lyndsey M. Pickens
11 November 2013
UnderageDrinkingUnderagedrinking is very common among high school students, whether it be to “fit in” with their friends or to try something new. There are many reasons people drink when they are underage, but they may not know all the risks or consequences that follow. Some of the major things that can come from teen drinking are alcohol related deaths, illnesses, and diseases, and bad choices made while under the influence. There are also many effects of the underage consumption of alcohol, including peer pressure, drunk driving, jail time, and the odds of becoming an alcoholic.
While there are numerous sicknesses that can come from the consumption of alcohol, twelve of them stand out over the rest: anemia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, seizures, gout, high blood pressure, infectious disease, nerve damage, and pancreatitis. Anemia is when the body’s red blood cell count is lower than normal. Places in the body where cancer can occur is the mouth, throat, liver, breast, etc. Cardiovascular disease can come from it when blood clots occur and cause heart attacks or strokes. Cirrhosis occurs when alcohol (which is toxic to liver cells) damages the liver to the point that it does not function properly. Dementia is when the shrinkage of our brain increases more than normal and
creates memory loss....
Episode 4 "UnderageDrinking; A National Concern" of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia addresses underagedrinking through politically incorrect satire while still focusing on the seriousness of the subject matter. It is widely known and accepted that alcohol abuse by teenagers is not only a crime; it is also a sorrowful situation when it involves ruining lives and it can even result in death. The cast of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia presents a new and obviously demented view point to the subject. The friends portrayed in the show understand teenage drinking is unacceptable and in the opening scenes of this particular episode the cast shares some personal youthful experiences while sitting together in the bar that that is owned collectively by the group. Charlie points out a particularly dangerous moment when he says several times “Remember when we totaled Ben’s car after we plowed into that tree!” (“UnderageDrinking, A National Concern”).
Alcohol use among teens increases dramatically during the high-school years and leads to serious consequences for many teens. As studies by statistics from the National Institute of Health show, each year in the United States, alcohol-related automobile accidents are a major cause of teen deaths. Alcohol is also often a cause in other teenage deaths, including drowning,...
...for alcohol poisoning.
Binge drinking has been generally defined as the prolonged use of alcohol (usually for two or more days) while giving up normal responsibilities and activities in order to become intoxicated. Officially, the National Institutes of Health defines binge drinking as "a pattern of drinking that brings a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above." This level of BAC can result from five or more drinks consumed in two hours for men and four or more for women..
The classic example of a binge drinker is the college student who refrains from using alcohol until classes are over for the week, then spends his weekend drinking as much as possible. He might have a hangover on Monday morning, but for all intents and purposes, he appears fine. Similar stereotypes might be provided of high school students or 20-something adults engaging in binge drinking. In reality, binge drinking occurs among all age groups. The problem is important enough that the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and other groups have undertaken studies of binge drinking.
Studies of binge drinking have revealed interesting facts about who participates in this activity. First, most binge drinkers are not alcohol dependent; that is, they are not alcoholics in the usual sense of the word. Also, although binge drinking...
...persuasive speech against underagedrinking
My thesis statement is to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol.
When we look around us we will see many underage students drinking. Now let’s think to ourselves, is that a good behavior or the best thing they need to be doing? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers.
I will like to say that some students at college most likely gone to one party with alcohol.
Being a college student and military personnel who is over 21, and have some workers who are under the age of 21, I have researched this topic of underagedrinking because I thought this issue would be extremely beneficial to most of them and who are most likely going through the experience involving alcohol.
Today I'm here to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol.
First, I will to talk about why teenagers should not have alcohol. Next, I'll discuss why teens are not responsible enough to drink and lastly I'll explain how alcohol is not good for your health.
Let's begin by talking about why teenagers should not have alcohol.
I. Main Point #1
A. Underagedrinking is illegal in all 50 states.
1. The tolerance that police have to a teenager drinking and driving is absolutely zero....
It is five o'clock on a Friday night and classes are over for the weekend. The options for this evening are the kegger down the street, drinking at the bonfire, or sneaking into a bar with a fake ID. This can be a normal weekend for an underage drinker. Underage alcohol consumption can be very common in the weekly routine for many students. There are many different types of drinkers and reasons for their drinking habits. Some people may drink for social reasons and others may have an alcohol problem. Underage alcohol consumption is serious among students in high school and college; it can cause health issues, and legal problems. Alcohol can be very addictive and excessive consumption could be detrimental to a person in numerous ways.
Alcohol abuse is defined as the excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks. Alcohol abuse is common among all ages. Alcohol abuse affects people ranging from young adults to the elderly. Their reasoning for drinking may all differ, but they still have the same serious issue in their life. Alcohol abuse on average has become an issue among high school and college students. A study was completed by Drew Cochran Law in, “Drew Cochran Law Provides Tips on Preventing Teen Binge Drinking” he states “In a release on September 21, the Company noted that there are 11 million...
...Sociology 101 Night Class
11 September 2011
In the article “The Scope of the Problem” it talks about how alcohol is the main cause of deaths for youth drinkers. Drinking at an early age can lead to many risks and consequences in the future. Statistics show that drinking and alcohol problems are high among many groups of people all around the globe. Everyone around the globe drink for different purposes such as to celebrate traditions, weddings, a victory, birthdays, and etc. Boys and girls under the age twenty-one both drink the same amount but as they grow older, statistics show that men participate more in everyday and heavy drinking which is why men have more drinking problems than women because survey says that men have more problems that occur in their lives as to women.
The topic I chose was underagedrinking because it is very common in some industrial countries. The article talks about all the statistics of underagedrinking and the consequences that come along with it. To study and do research on this topic, researchers did many surveys to show all the incidents that occurred with youth drinking and the problems that came along with it. In the surveys, researchers found out that more male drinkers have more drinking problems when they are young than females do. They also...
By a show of hands, how many people in this classroom are under the age of 21? As you look around the classroom, you will see that all of you are under this age. Now think to yourself, even though you are under the age of 21, does it mean that no one in this classroom has ever tried alcohol? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers.
We are all students in high school and most likely gone to a party with alcohol. Being a high school student and under the age of 21, I have researched this topic of underagedrinking because I thought this issue would be extremely beneficial to all of us since we are in high school & will most likely be going through experiences involving alcohol. Today I'm here to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol. First, I will talk about why teenagers should not have alcohol. Next, I'll discuss why teens are not responsible enough to drink and lastly I'll explain how alcohol is not good for your health.
Let's begin by talking about why teenagers should not have alcohol. Underagedrinking is illegal in all 50 states. The tolerance that police have for a teenager drinking and driving is absolutely zero. Most parents who find out that their child has been drinking are not pleased with it....