Underage Drinking - 520 words
Underage drinking is a major problem for many of todays youth. It can lead to teenage alcoholism and even death. It is not singled out to one race, age, or region. It can be found among the wealthiest doctors, lawyers, and businessmens children, and yet the poor factory workers child becomes that teenage alcoholic too. Some of the major causes of underage drinking are availability, peer pressure, and parents. Ever stop and wonder how easy it is for a minor to purchase alcohol? There are many different ways. One can ask an older sibling or friend to buy it for them. Many older guys have no problem at all buying alcohol for their underage girlfriends. Another way is a fake I.D. A fake I.D. is ...
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Underage Drinking - 464 words
Who is to judge whether or not someone underage is mature enough to handle the responsibility of consuming alcohol? The government has set twenty-one years of age as the legal drinking age. This is found to be a little odd by most teenagers. At the age of eighteen, young adults can sign their life away to the government and give their life for the country. Risking your life for this country is encouraged at eighteen, but you cant drink at the same age in this country. How can this be? Who has the right to judge the maturity of young people? There are some eighteen-year olds who are much more mature than some twenty-one year olds. This level of maturity is developed throughout life from what ...
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A Persuasive Speech Against Underage Drinking - 921 words
I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: By a show of hands, how many people in this classroom are under the age of 21? As you look around the classroom, you will see that many of you are under this age. Now think to yourself, even though you are under the age of 21, does it mean that no one in this classroom has ever tried alcohol? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers. B. Link to Audience: We are all students at college and most likely gone to one party with alcohol. C. Speaker Credibility: Being a college student and under the age of 21, I have researched this topic of underage drinking because I thought this i ...
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Underage Drinking Is A Serious Issue Nowadays - 1,588 words
When you let your 16 year old go to a party, what do you really think they will be doing? Playing board games and watching movies are not things that go on at teen parties anymore. The main purpose of going to these parties is not to beat so and so in a board game, or to see Brad Pitt in a movie. The reason why the majority of these adolescents go to parties is to get DRUNK!! This has been a major problem for many decades now, since young adolescents are more and more involved with alcohol everyday. Underage drinking has been a problem in society for a lengthy time now. Unfortunately underage drinking has been a major cause of death. Although many people consume alcohol for a number of reaso ...
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Drinking Age - 622 words
Why has America had so many problems with underage drinking? I think that there is way too much underage drinking by young adults in America. On the other hand, I dont believe that it is their fault. I feel, that the lawmakers should lower the drinking age. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1986 forces states to enforce the legal age of 21 years old or lose matching highway funds. Alcohol has been around since the beginning of time and its not going to disappear. I believe that alcohol is not a bad thing, unless you abuse it. Today, most young adults start drinking early in their high school years at social gatherings. During those years, they endure many changes in their lives. They ...
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Budwieser - 1,818 words
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Teenage Drinking - 1,551 words
Teenage drinking is something that goes on every day. No matter how many videos you show to kids about drinking they will still drink. Surveys show that the average teen seventeen and up spends $475.00 a year on liquor, mostly beer. [That's more than books, soda, coffee, juice and milk combined]. Most parents don't know about teenage drinking unless they catch their kids doing it. Some parents say, "their kids would never do that ", and they're the ones whose kids probably drink more than the average teen. (MADD, 00) One might ask, how do kids get alcohol? Alcohol is almost as easy to get as a carton of milk, except a teen has to get someone older like a friend, brother or even someone off o ...
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Texas State Agencies - 1,130 words
Back in the days where parents were 'involved' in there children's lives and worry free of any abuse of substances, abuse/neglect to the children, there was no need for any state agencies to control and help what, if anything, went on. In todays society, though, there is a greater need than ever for Texas State agencies to do what they do. Also, more and more people today are joining in on the conveinience and ease of the World Wide Web that provides research, help/support and facts/statistics. *From here, we can go on to research and review the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse(TCADA), Protective and Regulatory Services(PRS) and Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood(ECI). Al ...
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Teenage Drinking - 827 words
Who influences the alcohol use and misuse of British teenagers? Although the health risks of Heavy drinking is known and understood, the social habit continues to be accepted as a cultural norm. Is it? Surprising then, that the young people are beginning to drink at school ages. It is illegal to purchase An alcoholic drink under the age of 18, it would appear through the current research that teenage drinking A recent Scottish survey by McKegney N et al (1996), found that at least 50% of teenagers by the age of 14 had been drunk one or more occasion. Another National study by McMiller and Plant (1996) showed that 77.9% of 15-16 year olds have experienced intoxication. 50.3% of these had cons ...
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The Medias Effect On Underage Alcohol Abuse - 1,244 words
The Effects of the Media on Underage Alcohol Abuse It is a major aspect of our culture and many others, being used in religious ceremonies, for celebration, and during common socialization, its presence is seen everywhere. It is alcohol. Alcohol is the broad term that society gives to such drinks as wine, beer, and hard liquor because it contains ethyl alcohol. Despite the fact that in the past century alone, alcohol has been denounced, accepted, and outlawed, we still see alcohol everywhere in magazines, television, billboards, and The effects of alcohol are numerous and reach a widespread of people in the following ways: drunk driving accidents, fetal alcohol syndrome, liver disease, and i ...
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The Medias Effect On Underage Alcohol Abuse - 1,206 words
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Tolerance Happens - 761 words
Effective as of November 28, 1995, President Bill Clinton signed legislation that forces states to adopt a Zero Tolerance Law, to prevent teens as well as adults from driving under the influence. To the youth of today, it doesnt really matter if drinking is illegal. No matter how much we spend on new laws, there will always be a way that the younger generation will sneak past to continue drinking. The problem shouldnt be considered as who is drinking, but should be referred to as who isnt drinking responsibly. As in the words of Martin Luther King, Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. The spending of our hard earned tax dollars has become ...
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A Heightened Drinking Age - 818 words
I believe a heightened drinking age would definately not stop underage drinking. Mainly due to the fact that it is considered acceptable in our society already. Drinking, unlike drugs, is considered acceptable in todays society. It is even considered a right of passage when a person first begins drinking. I have witnessed this myself. It is considered humorous, when a person is drunk, rather than disturbing. This action can often lead to alcoholism when the person is finally legal to drink. Since alcohol was first discovered it has been a key part in every society. Just about every country even has their own national alcoholic beverage. I do not think any law can have any influence on a soci ...
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Victories - 619 words
Saturday nights usually involve some sort of stress relief for most college students. One Saturday, like many others involved some drinking to cope with college life. But, unlike other Saturdays this one ended with my roommate, Jeff, in the hospital and me with a two hundred and nine-dollar ticket and a new outlook on the River Falls Police Department. The clock said 9:00pm and Jeff and I decided we should head to a party. Freezing rain drizzled throughout the afternoon leaving a slippery walk for us. Our intake of alcohol adversely affected our half-mile trek to the party house. As we entered the house we could hear the sound of music blaring from the basement. After purchasing a cup, we he ...
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Old Enough To Vote Old Enough To Drink - 962 words
What is the significance of the number twenty-one? Is twenty-one the magical age when you are officially declared mature? Why is it then, that when you turn eighteen, you are able to fight for your country? The drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen, because if you are old enough to die for your country and help make decisions for your country, than you are old enough, among many other things, to have a drink in your country. The drinking age should be eighteen, because eighteen is the age when most things are considered legal. At eighteen, you can fight for your country, vote in elections, legally get married, and smoke cigarettes. When a soldier is forced to go to war, ...
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Alcohol Advertising - 421 words
The world of advertising is exciting and diverse. It has the ability to influence society to follow certain trends or ideas. Every where you look there is some form of advertising. From television to radio, magazines to billboards, product advertising is a large factor in what we do. Alcohol advertising is one of the largest branches of advertising. Millions of dollars each year is spent to advertise alcohol. The ads use tactics to incite people to use their product. Many times people are shown smiling and having a good time. Other ads have shown beautiful women talking to plain guys because the guy was drinking a certain type of beer. Focusing on one ad in particular is the Absolut Vodka ad ...
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College Binge Drinking - 1,923 words
Cause and Effect of College Binge Drinking As young people enter the culture of the college campus, they are confronted with many challenges and opportunities: the opportunity to be independent of parental control; the need to conform; and the insecurity of a new social setting. While national surveys have documented a significant decline in the use of other drugs by high school seniors and college-age youths, there have been only modest declines in the numbers reporting binge drinking. Teenagers and young adults drink alcoholic beverages at about the same rates they did five years ago. Binge drinking increases the risk for alcohol-related injury, especially for young people, who often combi ...
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Raves - 1,489 words
PLUR is a ravers motto. It stands for peace, love, unity, and respect. First of all, a rave is a social event, a phenomenon of modern youth culture (Brown & Behlandorf 4). In most cases, a rave is a dance party in which the ravers experience a sense of community and elevated consciousness through the listening to music, dancing, a positive mood, and the presence of many different kinds of people (4). Ravers are usually known as happy people that are always looking for a good time, although some say that todays raves and ravers are all about the negative part of these all night dance parties, which they are not. Ravers will usually describe themselves as hippies of the nineties (Laughinghouse ...
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The Medias Effect On Underage Alcohol Abuse - 1,699 words
The Medias Effects on Underage Drinking The use of alcohol is a major aspect of our society. It is used in religious ceremonies, during socialization, and its presence is seen everywhere. Second only to caffeine, more people drink alcohol than any other substance. It appears in many forms such as beer, wine, and hard liquor. It has been praised, denounced, accepted, and outlawed in the past century alone. The effects of alcohol are numerous. From drunk driving accidents to fetal alcohol syndrome, from liver disease to the increased chance of sexually transmitted disease, alcohols reach is widespread. Alcohol contributes to 100,000 deaths annually, making it the third leading cause of prevent ...
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Teenage Smoking - 1,572 words
This is a story about Stephanie. When she was 16 she had her first cigarette, in the back of her friends car. Her friend lit up a cigarette for herself and then offered Stephanie one. Stephanie knew that smoking was bad for you, but everyone else she knew had tried it. She wanted to feel like she fit in. She smoked the cigarette and thought to herself, "Hey, this is pretty cool. I feel so relaxed. Two years later, Stephanie was a senior and smoking a pack a day. She found it hard to make it through her eight hour school day without having a smoke. She knew she was addicted, but liked the fact that she was part of the smoking crowd in her school. Four years later and about 450 packs of cigare ...
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