Many teens today like to use and or abuse alcohol, some have reasons for it and others just want to get drunk. Some of the reasons for alcohol abuse are: being influenced, to make the pain go away after a sudden tragedy of someone really important in your life.
Firstly, the number one reason of teen alcohol abuse is being influenced. Nowadays if your friend drinks just likes to get drunk he will always try to get you to get drunk with him like when Rusty James said “I handed Steve the bottle, and to my surprise he took a drink. He never drank. I had been trying to get him to drink for years.” (Rumble fish Pg. 74). So teens drink because of the influence of friends.
Secondly, teens drink to make the pain go away or to ease their anger after a breakup or divorce. Teens drink after breakups and divorces because they don’t want to breakup or they don’t want their parents to get a divorce. Like when Rusty – James mother and father broke up that is when his dad became a drunk. The same will happen with teens. Teens drink because of the anger or pain after a breakup or divorce.
In conclusion, teens drink because of the influence of a friend or family member and after a breakup and/or divorce. Teens shouldn’t use and or abuse alcohol because it is bad for you. If you are a teen that drinks stop now before you become addicted.