Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Teenage Drinking

Today's world all teenagers want to try drinking. Teenagers don’t understand the affects that can happen to them while they are boozing it up. The main danger or drinking knows when your body has had too much to control your body; one of the most common ways that teenagers die from alcohol is by choking on their own vomit.The deaths also occur by the way the teenager behaves when they are under the influence of the alcohol. The alcohol goes right to your nerves system; this is where you get the buzz or alcohol poison that you’re addicted to. The Alcohol "kills more young man than any other drug taken to affect your mood or behavior".

This is where I got it from http://menshealth.about.com/cs/teenhealth/a/teen_drinking.htm

4 comments:

RJackson18 said...

Teenage drinking is very popular this day and age. As we saw during the studying of alcohol prohibition, alcohol wasn't always legal nor was it suppose to be widely distributed; yet lone be disbursed in large amounts to teenagers, many of whom are underage. I believe that in many scenarios teens aren't peer pressured into doing alcohol and then at other times they are. I think it is safe to say that for teens we simply use it as a way to be social with one another. While frequent “alcohol socialism”, leads to alcoholism it can be controlled if parents weren't so lenient, often buying the alcohol for their children. Underage drinking is very dangerous not only because it is illegal, but primarily because the human body has not yet fully developed; and teens jeopardize that chance. Although it is illegal to consume alcohol under the age of 21, many teens obviously still do. I advise all who participate in any drinking to always watch your drinks, never drink and drive, and always remember that the things you do does in fact affect other people.

MGore said...

How do you purpose to fix this problem, lower the drinking age? If we do so there may be a rise in alcohol being bought and consumed, which may be good for the economy but not individuals themselves. Are teenagers responsible enough to have the drinking age lowered to 18 or maybe not have any age restriction at all. Looking at this from an economist standpoint this could really boost money that our government would make off of taxes, like we talked in class. But how young is too young?

sam20walz said...

Teenage drinking only get dangerous when it is abused, just like anything else. Teenagers who do have serious problems just need to learn how to quite. And for the drinking age being lowered, it is without question that it should be. MOst 18-20 year olds already take part in drinking. Lowering the age would get rid of many illegal "black market affects." If we are old enough to fight a war and die, than we are responsible enough to drink.

VaNeSsA said...

I live in Ontario, where the drinking age is 19, and in Montreal, 18! Does this cause more deaths, honestly I don't think so. I beleive no matter what age between 18-21, deaths remain constant. It is all about choice and chance. One person may be 21 and decide to over drink one night at the biggest party of the year and die, should this cause for a rise in the age of drinking, NO! Since I have been drinkin LEGALLY since I was 18, I have gained experience and know what is my limit! Therefore, there is no real way to solve this problem, you just have to have common sense and know your limit. Have a sober friend be with you, just incase things get somewhat out of conrtol. Take a taxi, not only will it save your life, but it will also cause taxi companies to gain profit~:)! lol