During this development alcohol negatively affects all parts of the brain, including coordination, motional control, thinking, decision making, hand-eye movement, speech, and memory (Pg.2 Par.6). This shows that alcohol does affect the underage drinkers mentally and physically. Additional binge drinking is common among teens and can cause liver disease. Lastly, the current MLDA is set to the right age, but it is not
Who Is Most Affected By Alcoholism Misty Wood Louisiana State University Abstract Simply stating that the use of alcohol affects everyone may be true but it affects some people to greater lengths than it does others. Often overlooked by many in today’s society is the growing problem of problem drinking. In college, drinking is thought of as fun and cool. In older middle adult life it is considered the norm. So who is most affected by alcoholism?
The law knows people are going to drink in college and a little bit in high school. There’s no way of stopping that. But teenagers these days drink to get drunk, and they don’t drink all that often so when they do, they get very intoxicated. If the law lowered the age, then teens would not look to drink to get drunk all the time, they would drink to relax like adults do. Plus teens wouldn’t be as broke, because they are not getting in trouble by the cops and getting minors.
Brandon Corris English 60 M. Shahisaman Feb. 7th, 2012 Legal Drinking Age – Argumentative Essay Ever encountered a belligerent drunk that was not of age? Every day more and more underage kids are using, or abusing alcohol. Furthermore, the drinking age should not be lowered to eighteen because less teens will be motivated in taking on the new found responsibilities of a young adult, fatal accidents will surely be increased, and younger and younger kids will be involved in crime. First off, eighteen year olds do not have enough experience with driving or alcohol to be operating anything while under the influence, let alone a motor vehicle. More so, a teenagers body is not matured enough mentally, nor physically, to execute decisions that hold another person’s life, or freedom at stake.
Banning 18-year-old adults from buying and consuming alcohol, has pushed adolescents behind closed doors and away from supervision by parents, residence life staff, and other adult authority figures. Alcohol has gained this forbidden allure. 90% of the alcohol being consumed by 18-20 year-olds is when the individual is engaged in an episode of heavy drinking. There are a lot of flawed and superficial arguments against having young adults drink, when in reality the argument is this: if we are really considered adults in the eyes of the government, should we not have all the rights 21-year-olds do? In my opinion, 18-years-old should be able to purchase and consume alcohol because in nearly all other cultures alcohol consumption
However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It allows them to relive their depressing experiences more easily in order to overcome the disorder. More importantly, the drug lets the patients relieve their traumatic experiences without being overwhelmed, by activating the area of the brain responsible for controlling fear and stress. In the long-run, PTSD patients are able to reduce their fear. However, the negative side effects of ecstasy make it unlikely for the drug to become an official treatment of mood
Heavy drinking during adolescence years, when the brain is still developing causes lasting impairment functions such as memory, coordination, and motor skills. Drinking interferes with good judgments leading adolescents’ intolerable behavior and making the vulnerable to sexual coercion. Adolescence girls who consume alcohol for the same reasons adolescents boys do are faced with challenges boys do not have to experience: for example drinking can delay puberty in girls while abusing alcohol can cause endocrine disorders during puberty. Teenage girls who drinks are more likely to have unprotected sex putting them at an increase risk of pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases. Statistics have shown each approximately 5,500 young people at the age of twenty-one died of the result of underage drinking; this includes about 2,000 deaths in automobile crashes, 3,000 as a result of homicides and 500 from suicides.
There are also others who do not drink often that do not tolerate alcohol well. Those who do not tolerate alcohol well are obviously impaired. People who tolerate alcohol well may have an above average BAC, but not be impaired since they are more experienced. People who have such a great toleration for alcohol should not be lumped in with the others who do not and cause accidents. If they are punished, then it should not be in the same way as the people with no tolerance are punished since those people caused more of a risk to others than they did.
It is not classified as a one night stand, but a way of socializing and finding a suitable romantic partner. In order to reduce the amount of sexual assault and the over-accumulation of alcohol, educators must acquire new methods that acknowledge their effects on the hookup culture and enforce stricter rules. Bogle suggests that, “Most sexual assaults no longer take the form of a typical date-rape scenario.” In fact, the majority of sexual assaults take place in the midst of a college party or the hours following. These sexual assaults can be related to alcohol because students in turn become heavily drunk and their perception is impaired. If educators recognized the correlation between sexual assaults and hookup culture, there would be enormous increase in awareness of alcohol intake.
Do Americans really believe that since alcohol consumption at 18 is illegal, that is does not happen? Of course the answer is no. When those who are underage do drink, they do it secretly in unsupervised places such as fraternity houses or house parties. If they become intoxicated or get injured, they are afraid of seeking help because of legal consequences (“Drinking age ProCon” 2). Lowering the drinking age would allow teens to drink in supervised places with regulations.