Binge Drinking Risks

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Juan Sanchez Professor. Martha Mc kneeNovember 13, 2011 Should Binge Drinking be an issue that should be considered of High Risk among Teenage College Students? Binge Drinking seems to be an activity commonly practiced in today’s’ College and teenage parties. I am sure if one of us is a drinker, we have gone through this phase at least once in our life. Drinking is extremely dangerous when consumed in large amounts. The person drinking could become alcohol poisoned or even just loose it and end up attempting very dangerous actions. What concerns me the most is that I have seen myself and some friends do this in the past, so I went ahead and researched if Binge Drinking is an issue that should be considered of high risk. First, let’s…show more content…
Memory problems, premature pleasure and just the fact of being addicted are some short terms and long term effects. Memory problem is something that seems to be commonly to be joked around when talking about your late night binges, but memory loss is an actual effect of binge drinking.( San Diego Health Care System) ‘’ On average, each teen had used alcohol more than seven hundred times --- the equivalent of drinking every day for two and a half years. Binging was common: The teens downed an average of eight drinks at each sitting. The research matched drinkers with nondrinkers of the same gender and similar age, IQ, socioeconomic background, and family history of alcohol. Then, three weeks after the drinkers had their last drink, all the teens took a two-hours battery of tests. The teens with alcohol problems had a harder time recalling information, both verbal and nonverbal, that they had learned just twenty minutes earlier. Words such as apple and football escaped them. The performance difference was about 10 percent. ( Terpert) ‘’ It’s not serious brain damage, but it’s the difference of a grade, a pass or a fail.’’ Other tests evaluated skills needed for map learning, geometry, and science. Again, there was a 10 percent difference in performance.’’ What this studies shows is the difference between a group of bingers and not. It shows that there is a brain damage difference, although it does not seem big, that 10 percent can make a difference among college students academics. In addition, premature pleasure is something that drinking at a young age can effect. What it means to premature pleasures is like certain addictions. You can eventually be addicted to sex, food, and many other drugs including alcohol. They all induce to the release of dopamine, which is creates a feeling of pleasure and encourages for the behavior to be repeated. The last and biggest consequence of teenage drinking is the fact

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