Underage Drinking Summary

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"ALCOHOLUNDER-AGE DRINKING." Alcohol – Underage Drinking. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013. The author bluntly states what alcohol can do to you. He starts off light with “It Can Mess up Your Head” and ends with “It Could Kill You”. He also says that is can become an addiction and states that there is no cure for alcoholism. If that doesn’t grab your attention then nothing will. Something else that lured me in to what this author was saying was one very eye opening fact. He says that nineteen out of every 100 young people 12 to 17 years old are defined as having a serious drinking problem. Drinking alcohol as a teen, before you’re fully developed, can ruin your reproductive system where your child could be born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and…show more content…
She devoted a whole chapter to why people drink. This opened my eyes as to why a lot of teens drink. I used to think that teenagers only drank because they thought it was cool and because they wanted to fit in. I also believed that they wanted to experiment. The author did a phenomenal job at explain different reasons as to why teenagers drink. The one that stuck out to me was because teenagers go through things that they don’t always feel comfortable sharing but alcohol brings them comfort. This is something that I had never thought about. Bichler also brought up points like the dangers of alcohol, what teenagers mostly drink, and the choices that teenagers make. This would me a fantastic source for my paper because of the different insights that it brings forth. "Consequences of Underage Drinking." Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. N.p., 2010. Web. 17 Oct. 2013. The author of this site did a fantastic job at pulling the reader in. The source was full of facts that would be very beneficial in my paper. It states things like number of deaths and things like assault that come along with drinking. Like the other sites, the author said how harmful alcohol could be to the system of a teen. Therefore, I would not use this as a source. It just restated information that I already knew. "Distillers Fighting Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving." Century Council. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct.…show more content…
I think this is good because it helps people to understand how much teens really drink. The author gave a lot of statistics that are eye opening and could potentially be a good thing to include in my paper. The author says that alcohol is consumed more by teens that tobacco or illegal drugs are consumed by teens. This article stresses the fact that underage drinking is a serious problem that people always over look. That is why I would use this source, people need to know how much of a problem underage drinking is and we need to make an effort to get it under control. Health And Human Services, US Department Of. "Underage Drinking." Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?(n.d.): n. pag. Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Web. This gave good insight on binge drinking and more facts that I found helpful that I didn’t find in my other sources. The author did a great job explaining the hereditary factors, effects to the body, and ways to prevent underage drinking. Facts on hereditary really drew me in because I could use that in my paper so teens know that they aren’t only hurting themselves but possibly their future offspring. Also, I would definitely use this source because it gives ways to stop and lower the number of underage drinkers. Hyde, Margaret O., and John F. Setaro. Alcohol 101: An Overview for Teens. Brookfield, CT: Twenty-First Century,

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