Peer Pressure is the number one factor for college students to binge drink. This feeling is indirect from their friends who just want to feel like they fit in with the others so they start drinking and taking shots. It is thought by other college students that if someone can consume great amounts of alcohol, then they are considered the cool person because they receive the most attention from others students. Most of the college students that have never had a drink in their life start binge drinking at their first party because they want to be known as the person
Substance abuse is a huge factor, but that is the choice the user made. Many kids throughout the us can sit back and drink a beer and be perfectly responsible. It’s the group of kids that want to drink, and spin out f control. Teens that lose all self-control when drinking should realize that, and not drink as much or not even drink at all. America has the highest legalized drinking age in the world.
Most college students enjoy drinking, which caused the issue on alcohol to become the most frequently talked about in public as at least half the students are still underage to drink. The issue of the minimum drinking age affects everyone from teenagers to adults and the government. The issue is widely known about but not accepted or debated by many openly. All the laws on accessibility of alcohol concern safety; the main issue is when the government feels that citizens are of a responsible age to drink. The discussion concerning the minimum drinking age divides people into three opinions: those who want to keep the minimum age at 21, those who want to lower the age and others who want to raise the age or prohibit alcohol in general.
Jonathon Nangle Professor Pekarthy Intro to Sociology April 15, 2010 Alcoholism in America’s Colleges Alcohol is a drug that is used frequently for recreational purposes across the United States of America. Alcohol use is so common and so natural to Americans that it is not seen as harmful and we are often unaware of its long term effects and addictive qualities. Since people in the United States do not usually think about the harmful effects of alcohol, more than six percent of Americans will eventually develop a disease called Alcohol Dependency Syndrome, also known as Alcoholism (Kimmel). Alcoholism is a very serious disease that frequently begins affecting young adults while they are in college; and when people begin developing this
It provided many statistics and data on the effects of driving while under the influence of alcohol. These statistics show the audience how serious the matter is. The audience is not only the students of The State University of New York but also any Internet user. This articles subject was the same as the previous one about drinking and driving and also had the same exigence. The language was more formal and serious than in the commercial.
The television promotes drinking all the time too. Any movie or television show on now days seem to have some drinking in it. And growing up one always saw this on television, ads, etc. and were tempted to drink. The law knows people are going to drink in college and a little bit in high school.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse in College It comes as no surprise that binge drinking and substance abuse are easily connected to college students in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, “almost half of college student drinkers partake in heavy episodic consumption” which is defined as consuming five or more drinks in a row for men, and four or more drinks for women in a single outing. Are colleges really doing enough to discourage the problem of heavy drinking in the student body? A study published online in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research says that colleges can do more to fight the alcohol-loving culture in students. The study points out failures in the colleges' attempts to drive
Binge Drinking: A Health Psychology Review The world today is focused on getting the ultimate experience. This phenomenon is seen across many age groups and teenagers are not immune. Whether it is their first date or first day in high school, teens are always eager to try something different or new. Alcohol is no exception. Unfortunately, many of these underage drinkers often abuse alcohol (Chikritzhs, Jonas, Stockwell, Heale, & Dietze, 2001).
Should I drink tonight? All my friends drink I might as well join.” Every high school student goes through an experience relating to this event. Underage drinking is a problem in society today, just how big is the problem, the consequences of partaking in underage drinking, why are kids doing it and what can the society as a whole do to reduce the issue. Everyone knows underage drinking is a problem in the US, but just how big is the problem? “Alcohol is so popular that it is the most common used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than
Hanson, and I believe that some of the reason why students drink to excess is because of that adrenaline rush they get from breaking the rules. My parents, among many other adults, have told me that once you reach the legal drinking age, getting excessively intoxicated loses its thrill. Perhaps if we were to lower the drinking age to eighteen, we would see less college students admitted to hospitals with alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related issues. Overall, a lower drinking age seems like a good idea to me. It would allow students in college to go out and enjoy themselves without being stressed out about breaking the law, as well as possibly lower the number of alcohol related injuries and incidents.