Some drink to celebrate holidays or sporting events. Others drink to relieve the stress of their schoolwork. Students also drink to escape reality and some drink because they think it increases their chances at 'hooking up'. For some, it is a rite of passage that they have to go through to let go of their younger years. (Dodd 98-9) In some cases students start drinking before they enter college.
All three sociologists have a part to do in underage drinking. I have given surveys to my friends and fellow classmates to fill out questions indicating underage drinking. All these questions that they have answered all go along with being underage drinkers and some being 21 years old or older. Also, the legal year olds that drink I got their perspective on underage drinking. The findings of how I will find if my hypotheses are true or not are by the surveys I have asked my friends and fellow classmates.
Binge drinking is the sort of drinking that a student does before he or she goes out for the night. It consists of students sitting in a dorm room, or off-campus apartment drinking as much hard liquor as possible. Many students have become very ill from this and some have even been hospitalized. It is a common practice among 18, 19, and 20 year old students who attend college. The reason students binge drink is because in 10988, all fifty states changed their drinking age to 21 because the government basically forced them to.
Most high school students take a Health class in which they learn the effects of many substances, including alcohol, on the body. Most likely they take a test at the end of this unit and are considered to be aware of the dangers of these substances. After high school, at age twenty-one, they are legally allowed to consume alcohol in public. Underage drinking can result in an arrest, selling alcohol to a minor can revoke an establishment’s license, and driving under the influence of alcohol can result in an arrest and the revocation of your driving license.
Thirty-six percent say it is easy for students to use drugs, drink or smoke during the school day without getting caught. This year’s survey once again looks at teen social networking and found that 75 percent of 12- to 17-year olds say that seeing pictures of teens partying with alcohol or marijuana on Facebook, MySpace or another social networking site encourages other teens to want to party like that. The CASAColumbia survey also looks at the impact of teens being left home alone overnight and parental expectations on teen substance use. This survey also reveals that teenage addicts start a young age (usally age 12) due to the lack of supervision from their parents. Addiction is harder when teenagers are affraid to admit they are addicted because they don't want to feel like an outcast, however some are even scared that they might be
With better social skills, more and more kids will have better social lives. We should invest in building a big place for teenagers to go. The only club I know about for kids our age is Confetti's, and it's certainly not big enough to hold all the teenagers in Greensboro. Without a place for teens to go, they either have to stay at home and be bored while doing nothing, or they are tempted to do bad things or things that they aren't supposed to be doing. The fact that they are tempted to do things such as drugs and alcohol should be an incentive for the community to address
Drinking continues to be widespread among adolescents. This is due to social settings where alcohol is present and drinking is encouraged by other fellow students and the freedom they encounter moving on campuses away from home. College students need guidance and pep talks to encourage them not to engage in binge drinking. With the extra help, the rates in drop outs and crimes will decrease. Even though college is a period of independence, young adult students need to be aware of the effects alcohol have on their body, their mind, and their
Do Not Lower the Drinking Age Young teens will do many things just to fit into the “popular” crowd. Drinking, clubbing and partying are viewed as fun and popular things to do among teens. Adults may ask themselves what exactly a teenage party consist of. Us as teens would usually say that it takes place in a house with no supervision from adults with excessive amounts of alcohol. The teens often get involved in many kinds of drinking games such as beer pong, flip cup and kings cup to name a few.
Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty one. People in general are always trying to enjoy their life, especially their free out of work time. The ways for people to please themselves vary and depend on an age group, gender, and upbringing and, in fact, on the individuality. One very common way for people to socialize and relax is nightlife, in other words partying and drinking with friends. 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.
Minimum Legal Drinking Age The current legal drinking age is twenty one years old; however, there has been an interest in lowering the drinking age down to eighteen years old. A teen can become an adult in every arena of life at this age, except being legal to consume alcoholic beverages. One may choose to lower the drinking age because many teens do not follow the rules anyways. In high school parties, it is common for there to be drinking. The drinking age should not be lowered because seniors in high school can contribute to the underage fourteen to seventeen year olds’ desires to experiment with alcohol.