Period 3 AP English
November 28, 2010
Alcohol Consumption Essay
Two-thirds of adolescent and adult Americans drink alcohol, and of those, eight to twelve percent will become problem drinkers. Earl Rochester expresses his point of view on alcohol by suggesting us to issue a drinking license. I agree with Rochester for three main reasons: safety, order, and lives.
The first reason why I agree with Rochester is for the safety of the people. There are many occurrences in the world where a drunken person becomes suddenly enraged and just happens to randomly lash out. Also from my personal experience, when my friend got drunk during a party, he threw a table and almost injured another person. Without safety, there would be no order in our community.
My second reason why I agree is because of order. Obviously, you cannot maintain proper order when everyone is intoxicated from drinking. Most people go crazy when they are drunk. Surveys taken by family members show that when somebody becomes drunk, their children are in danger of being hurt or also becoming an alcoholic. Order also ties in with the lives of other people.
My final reason I agree with Rochester is for the lives of others. Lives are endangered daily because of the use of alcohol. For example, when one does not have a designated driver, that intoxicated person decides to take the unsafe route and drive under the influence. This puts the life of others, passengers and other people on the streets in danger. The occurrences of death by alcohol is devastation and keeps on increasing every year because of how casually people drink even with their children present.
From safety, to order, to lives, I completely agree with Rochester’s idea, to issue drinking licenses for drinkers to commit to. Doing this will hopefully lessen the danger of drinking and educate the ignorant and foolish about this action.
[Abstract] Everyone knows that alcohol has its consequences. At the same time, people don’t care and brush off the consequences in order to have a good time. This paper summarizes studies done on the physical, cognitive and emotional effects that alcohol has on people, before and after consumption. This paper accesses the effects on a person’s body, mind and soul. Alcohol affects the way a person thinks, acts, and feels. Methods include gathering statistical information and doing studies over many years with the same people. Also included in certain studies are people with a history of blackouts and alcoholism. In this paper, the stability as well as the development of alcoholconsumption was investigated. This paper also investigates how alcohol can effect your emotions by messing with your head using cognition. The majority of people used in a certain study on blackouts admitted to being frightened of their last blackout experience (White 206). The characteristics of blackouts in this paper among the college students investigated were compared to the standard model of reports from alcoholics (White 206).
[Introduction] Young people are at a point in their life where they are searching for excitement and ways to fit in and have fun. The combination of alcohol, a few friends and a party seem to mesh...
A LIFE SITUATION
Peter has been HR Manager for 18years and vice president for 2 more years for Zyedego Corporation, a small company in New Orleans.
After hurricane Katrina employees had been working round the clock to get the company up and running
The company has been calling former employees to rehire them
Gwyn the current manger is planning to rehire Dana Gonzales but she’s pregnant. He is concerned for her safety coz of the rough condition of the workplace. Incase Dana is rehired Gwyn feels that her wages should be reduced by 25% - coz the entire group has exceeded their budget.
But Dana says that if she’s not rehired she’ll go to a competitor and the company should pay her severance of 2 weeks wages
Gwyn is also concerned that Dana may not be a full US citizen coz her documents appeated to be fake. The flood destroyed the original documents and although Gwyn has requested new ones Dana has been slow to provide them.
Hiring of track drivers
The company hires track drivers and routinely request for driving records as part of the pre employment process. Several have DWI (Driving under the Influence) records though all of them happened 5 years ago.
Gwyn has been hiring drivers with infractions including DWI to serve the number of drivers needed.
She wonders whether she is creating a potential risk for the company if any of them is involved in an accident that relates to a potential violation
Peter feels Gwyn needs guidance with hiring practices
...AlcoholConsumption in the Media
Whether it is an occasional glass of red wine with a meal or just a few beers at the bar with friends, alcohol has always been a well rooted aspect of modern British life in terms of social interactions. It is so common to find people drinking that levels of alcoholconsumption within the United Kingdom has become problematic. Alcohol is responsible for over thirty-four thousand deaths in the UK due to both direct and indirect effects on the body and mind.v According to drinkaware.com, containing excessive amounts of alcohol in ones system can lead to aggressive and anti-social behavior. Furthermore the website states that one in three sexual offences, one in three burglaries and fifty percent of all street crimes are alcohol related. Though the consequences of the alcoholconsumption are clear, various media groups and government, have different views on how the issues of alcoholconsumption should be dealt with.
The average consumption of alcohol transitioned into a new fad called binge drinking. Binge drinking is when one drinks at least twice the recommended daily limit and consumes a large amount of liquor within a small amount of time. This sort of behaviour is most common among 16 – 24 year olds...
...legal age for drinkingalcohol raised from 18 to 21 in Australia
Thesis statement:The minimum legal age for drinkingalcohol should be raised from 18 to 21 in Australia
1st Topic Sentence:Increasing drinking age makes our society safer
1st Supporting Idea:drunk drive causes many accidents
Evidence:new drivers--poor skills--easy to be killed- 3.65 drivers and 0.77 additional people died
2nd Supporting Idea:alcohol makes unwanted assault
Evidence:not good self-control--easy to be angry after drinking--30% violent assaults and 15%-20% sexual assaults caused by alcohol
2nd Topic Sentence: Alcohol is harmful to youth health
1st Supporting Idea:stimulate physical diseases
Evidence:growing bodies--damage their hearts and blood vessels
2nd Supporting Idea:cause mental problems
Evidence:easy to be anxiety,stress or depression
3rd Topic Sentence:Drinking alcohol influences others
1st Supporting Idea:influence their friends beginning to drink
Evidence:peer pressure--be forced to drink--harmful to other families
2nd Supporting Idea:need others to lift them to home
Evidence:poor self-control--drink too much--feel sickness--cannot go home without help
Counter-Argument:Increasing age for drinking...
The consumption of alcohol in Australia is becoming a problem, and because of irresponsible and callous drinking, Australia is in need of a more mature drinkingculture. The main points in this essay discuss the issues concerning irresponsible drinking amongst teens.They include the effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain, accidents involving underage drinkers and teens delaying the consumption of alcohol for as long as possible. This essay argues that because underage drinking is becoming an epidemic in Australia, we as a country are in need of a more mature drinkingculture.
Alcohol plays a major role in Australian Society; it can be a reliever, a supplement to socialise and celebrate, a source of service, or a producer of earnings (Alcohol Working Group, 2008, p2). Alcohol plays a large role in Australia’s culture; because of this the use of alcohol lacks discipline. This paper begins by discussing the effect of alcohol on the adolescent brain. It then talks about accidents that involve young people underage. Lastly it will cover teens and how they should delay the initiation of alcohol for as...
...ALCOHOL: SHOULD IT BE ABOLISHED?
Malaysia is known as the tenth largest consumer of alcohol in the world and very few studies have been done to find the accurate magnitude of the problems caused by this consumption. Although not many studies have been carried, the facts and figures show that it is increasing each year. Malaysians spend about USD$500 million on alcohol yearly and among the drinking population, the Malaysian Indians who are 8 per cent of the country’s population are by far the heaviest drinkers with consumption of absolute alcohol which exceeds 14 litres. The ready availability of alcohol and the cheap price which is affordable by many is why the alcohol market is making tonnes of profit. Consumption of alcohol will bring harm if it is abused; not only does it cause health issues but it also contributes to other negative defects to the society as well as the country. This brings us to a point where although Malaysian alcohol market generates profits, alcohol should be abolished in Malaysia because some alcohol companies create false advertising, it causes road accidents and many problems arise due to uncontrollable consumption of alcohol beverages.
Alcohol companies create false advertising and...
...choose, then lay off the booze.
Youth drinkingalcohol is dangerous. According to drinkaware.co.uk the young body is not developed enough to properly digest alcohol until the age of 20. Alcohol and youth is a safety hazard because according to the same website drinking when in your youth can cause, diabetes, liver failure and other organ failure, just to name a few. A young person’s brain is not fully developed until they are in their twenties. This specifically includes the pre-frontal cortex which is responsible for making decisions. So drinking when you are young can and will inhibit your decision making ability, and it is not just for that night, it can also cause permanent damage to the brain. For young women this is a very relevant idea because so many young women get taken advantage of sexually by abusive men because their decision making ability is inhibited while they are drinking and, if pregnant, they could be harming their babies. The four ideas above which are, the health risks for alcohol and youth, the long and short term effects alcohol has on youth, how alcohol can negatively affect young women and youth drink driving will be my main points for this piece and will make you question. Is drinking and driving worth it?
Alcohol is a drug, and like most drugs is bad for your health....
...amongst adolescents is because of peer pressure and family history. He agreed that the drinking age is exactly where it should be due to maturity and other factors. Officer Myer stated that substance abuse amongst teens is something that they deal with on sometimes a daily, but mostly a weekly basis. He stated that most of the substance abuse problems during the week come from the colleges and universities around here and from the high schools on the weekends. His advice to teens is to not drink at all and stand up to peer pressure. The advice he gives to his children is to stay clear of alcohol and if you are brought into a situation involving alcohol excuse yourself from the party or wherever that may be. He explained that even if you aren't drinking and are in an environment with alcohol that new laws in Pennsylvania claim you are still in the possession of alcohol and you can get charged for that. He touched on the fact that it’s becoming socially acceptable by some parents to allow their kids to drink in a controlled environment. He is completely against this because you run the risk of them getting behind the wheel and putting their lives at risk.
I think many people need to be aware of Officer Myers view on substance abuse amongst teens. Especially the fact that you can still get charged with underage drinking, if you are in the presence of alcohol at a...