Teenage drinking affects the academic achievements of many teens that drink; in some cases that involves poor or failing grades and excessive absences. A long-term effect of teenagers consuming alcohol is the fact that they are more prone to addiction. 87% of teens who drink alcohol before the age of twenty one are susceptible to being alcoholics for the rest of their lives. Drinking is a major factor in the leading cause of teen deaths. Most teenagers do not outgrow the unhealthy habit of heavy drinking.
Zach Toups 3/26/12 Drinking Age Stays Drivers aged 16 to 20 who are intoxicated while driving are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as drinking drivers who are 21 or older. Drinking and driving is dangerous to anyone who chooses to do so. Drinking alcohol also affects ones capability when it comes to any type of work; whether that’s school or a career. A recent study shows that male teens that drink heavily tend to complete fewer years of education compared to males who do not. The drinking age should NOT be lowered from 21 to 18 years of age.
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.
Drivers Ed Module 8 Young drivers are less likely than adults to drive after drinking alcohol, but their collision risks are substantially higher when they do. The combination of driver inexperience with drinking is a deadly mix that all too often results in tragedy. Teens are more likely to exhibit impaired driving skills at a lower blood alcohol level. What are the risks involved? Teens who drink are at higher risk for date rape, pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, assault, drowning, alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependency, DUI-related injury and death (yours and/or others).
Many people tend to get into trouble with alcohol, rather than being responsible with age and maturity. Consuming alcohol has a lot to do with age and maturity. At the age of eighteen, young people are either attending high school or entering college. Alcohol can lead to many dangers in one’s life, such as brain and liver damage, addiction, and failure to a make wise decisions, all compounded by lowering the drinking
This means that “responsible, educated” 18-20 year olds are binge drinking, which is bad enough, but add into the mix our inexperienced 16 year olds who are highly influenced by peers and often make bad decisions and it is a recipe for disaster. Many high school and even middle school students are also binge drinking and partying, and underage DUI’s are at an all-time high in our country. However, it stands to reason that if you were to send a 16 year old out of state or even just a few hours away it would be much easier for them to drink without their parents finding out. Sending a teen off to college is a symbol of passage into adulthood. You cannot expect to send a 16 year old to college and still have full control over their curfew and monitor their social life.
David Woloszyn Janice Hatfield ENG-102-19 2/25/14 Keeping The Drinking Age At 21 In today’s society, the majority of individuals tend to desire achieving something that is difficult to acquire or use for personal enjoyment. This idea basically represents a vast amount teenagers, and/or young adults in college who consistently have intentions of obtaining alcohol for their own satisfaction. Likewise, mature adults like parents are also negligent when supplying alcohol to minors of family or friends. The drinking age should remain at 21 so that further traffic accidents, teen pregnancies and physical/sexual assaults may potentially remain at a minimum. These actions will direct the United States in a positive, stronger direction
Your perception can be distorted, impaired coordination, you’re learning ability can be disrupted and you can have a difficulty of thinking. Using marijuana can pose a problem in your everyday life. Example heavy marijuana smokers have less satisfaction in life, poor mental health, less academic success and can cause serious relationship issues (DrugAbuse.gov 1 of 5). Marijuana use by teenagers has a higher percent chance dropping out of high school. Marijuana use in general has a higher risk of car accidents, losing jobs and not being on time for work.
One way of describing alcohol is to call it a “toxic drink” for the body. Alcohol is harmful to the human body, and even more harmful to young adults, whose bodies and minds have not fully matured to handle the effects of alcohol. The abuse of alcohol results in both physical and mental damages to humans. Damages include liver damage, addiction, and depression. “Also, lowering the drinking age would have dangerous long-term consequences: Early teen drinkers are not only more susceptible to alcoholism but to developing the disease earlier and more quickly than others” (Dean-Mooney).
The rapid increase in the number of cars has led to several consequences. According to a recent study, one of the major reasons for death is caused by drinking and driving. Especially, when a person is drunk he/she is putting others life at a risk. Although several policies and law have been imposed however, despite all such policies citizens chose to risk others life. One of the major causes of injury and death is due to the reason when people chose to save few dollars for a taxi fare over risking innocent’s life.