On average, your body can metabolize about one drink per hour. (13.5% alcohol). If you have more than one drink, this is when the alcohol starts to take over into the blood stream, which is known as the Blood Alcohol Content. One drink may not effect a person harshly, but teenagers usually drink in the form of binge drinking. (Office Of Juvenile Justice)This usually consists of a person drinking about 5 drinks at least in 2 hours.
Facts and Effects of alcohol on your health, The Different types of drinkers; Binge Drinking - Binge drinking means 8 units for men, 6 for women and 5 for a young person in one session. Binge drinking increases risk of accidents, violent attacks, sexual assault and unsafe sex. If you are planning to drink above the recommended guidelines, follow the tips for sensible drinking, so that you reduce the risks you are taking. Heavy Drinker - Drinking over the sensible limit. 1/5 of the adult population fall into this category.
The drinking age should not be lowered to 18. Lowering the drinking age from 21 years old to 18 years old could lead to an increase in dangerous behavior such as drunken driving and car accidents, risk of developing alcoholism and people under the age of 21 do not fully understand the dangers of alcohol. A teenage driver and alcohol is a dangerous combination. Drinking and driving accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers. “Traffic deaths from drunken driving have fallen steadily, with those involving teenagers 16 to 19 declining by 39.1 percent from 1982 to 1990, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)”.
Rachel Shumate Mrs. Doss English 10 12/5/12 Why People Should Not Drive Drunk Every year 1.5 million people get pulled over for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). One third of those people are repeat offenders, who even though they got pulled over once, go out and drive drunk again because they have no serious punishments (Curran, 1). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on the first offense because they are endangering the lives of the other people around them. People who are arrested for DWIs are commonly known repeat offenders. About 1.5 million people get arrested for DUI (Driving under the Influence) each year (DeMichele, 1).
You may also be more likely to binge drink if you are feeling peer pressure to do so. Or, you may be feeling anxious or socially awkward, for example at a party, and you may binge drink with the aim to reduce those feelings. 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women drink every day Half of Britain's young adults first got drunk before the age of 15. liver disease could become one of the biggest killers as a result of the country's binge drinking culture. 48 per cent of those in the 18 to 24 age group were between the ages of 13 and 15 when they first got drunk, while 6 per cent were aged under 12. It also found that 14 per cent of men and 11 per cent of women drink every day and 6 per cent of men drink more than a week's recommended alcohol intake in one night.
In “Perils of Prohibition”, Elizabeth M. Whelan talks about the effects of the drinking age at 21 and how it effects underage drinkers, primarily college students. Elizabeth and her Harvard School of Public Health colleagues studied teenage drinking. They found out that college students drink “early and … often,” commonly to the point of getting ill or developing alcohol poisoning. Being a college student myself, I have seen things that many college students do in their free time, primarily drinking alcohol. While I admit to going to parties with alcohol present at them, I have observed that the things that Mrs. Whelan studied are in fact entirely true.
So why can’t they enjoy a few beers legally? That is the question asked by many and has yet an exact and final answer on whether it will be allowed. According to David J. Hanson, an alcohol policy expert at the State University of New York-Potsdam, “Raising the drinking age to 21 was passed with the very best of intentions, but it’s had the very worst of outcomes” (Johnson, 1). Drinking in young people is becoming a serious problem as days move on, but having the drinking age at 21 is not helping solve these problems. Something
This month a Rand study that followed 3,400 people from seventh grade through age 23 reported that those who had three or more drinks within the past year, or any drink in the past month, were likelier to use nicotine and illegal drugs, to have stolen items within the past year and to have problems in school. In a report issued last December, the American Medical Association found that teen drinking -- not bingeing, just drinking -- can seriously damage growth processes of the brain and that such damage "can be long term and irreversible." The AMA warned that "short term or moderate drinking impairs learning and memory far more in youth than in adults" and that "adolescents need only drink half as much to suffer the same negative effects." This exhaustive study concluded that teen drinkers "perform worse in school, are more likely to fall behind and have an increased risk of social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts and
Many addicted people have many issues in their life that lead them to be alcohol or drug abusers such as financial, job, relationship problems, or any other stress issues. Addicted people can recover, as soon as they decide to, by quitting the manner by themselves or going to a rehab. Margaret Wente wrote an article “Is addiction really a disease?” in The Globe And Mail newspaper, it was mentioned in the article about a study that was done in the U.S. “soldiers who became addicted to heroin in Vietnam, no more than 12 percent stayed hooked after they got home.” That means, any individual who decided to quit can quit. another article was wrote about “Addiction is a Brain Disease” by Alan I. Leshner, MD, said that addiction for long period of time may cause “changes brain structure and function in fundamental and long-lasting ways that can persist long after the individual stops using them.” This brain changes change the individual social and psychological behaviour over time and lead some to go back to be drug abuser again. By looking at the YouTube video called “Ethics - Drug Use and Abuse“, the presenter discusses the limiting of an individual’s liberty, and mentions both advantages and disadvantages of the issue of legalizing marijuana; however, he leaves questions unanswered.
Body A. It is not secret that drinking can hinder college GPA’s substantially and can also consume ALL social activities. 1. According to Educational-Portal.com, on average, students who have more than 5 drinks per occasion have a GPA that is half a grade lower than the GPA for other students. a.