Alcohol Essay

2622 WordsMay 7, 201211 Pages
The issue of alcohol in the South African society is an issue of government policies but furthermore it’s something the community can change because of its effects to the community especially where children below the age of 18 and pregnant mothers taking alcohol during the pregnancy period. This essay is entirely constructed based on a psychologically perspective mainly concentrated on biological psychology and developmental psychology. The south African community on a more realistic note has relaxed its concerns on the issue of teenage drinking. the following words are from a minister expressing concern on the issue of alcohol ,"It is not right to promote liquor as we are doing in South Africa", and it is such a good thing someone realises it.there is a considerable number of teenagers consuming alcohol illegally better known as underage drinking , the advertising of alcohol is aimed at young people as visible to everyone, with such challenges it makes it very easy for peer preasuring one other to consume alcoholnot also forgeting pregnant teenage mothers who on an alarming rate increasing in numbers as a result of underage drinking.it is clearly not safe for a mother to drink during the crucial prenatal period as alcohol inhibit the natural development of the feutus.one of the consequences of alcohol consumption during the prenatal period includes the well known Fetal Alcohol Syndrome(FAS). This is a the name collectively given to a group of physical and mental birth defects that are the direct result of a woman's drinking alcohol during the prenatal period.. However this is known as a condition of mental and physical birth defects that can include mental retardation, growth deficiencies, central nervous system dysfunction, abnormalities and behavioural disturbances. one way or the other FAS is more than a disability to the human race , it's a social

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