Alcohol Consumption in the US Essay

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Binge drinking and alcohol consumption amongst US college students and US adults has proven that it is extremely dangerous and is responsible for many deaths. Therefore, there needs to be an tremendous change in the amount of alcohol consumption in the US, and with this change there will be an explicit alteration of the amount of alcohol intake. The first article that was chosen is named, “Alcohol Mixed with Energy Drinks: Consumption Patterns and Motivations for Use in U.S. College Students.” This article written by Cecile A. Marczinski, and discusses the, “new popular trend of consuming alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED)” (Marczinski 1). It touches many topics of how numerous deaths and injuries occur each year due to alcohol…show more content…
In this essay there will be many articles in “conversation” with one another, all of them discussing the consumption, the effects, and outcomes of alcohol. In “Alcohol Mixed with Energy Drinks: Consumption Patterns and Motivations for Use in U.S. College Students”, written by Cecile A. Marczinski, states that, “Binge drinking in college students is wide spread and known to cause significant harms and health hazards for the drinker.” This has proven true and is a major problem even on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus. The amount of alcohol consumption on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus is nonsensical and has proven to be an extreme problem. During the interview I posed a question to Ann Wooten, Head of Chi Omega sorority at UNC Chapel Hill, asking, “Is alcohol consumption at UNC Chapel Hill as bad as many may think, and what do you view as the major problem within Chi Omega?” She responded by saying, “Yes, alcohol consumption at UNC Chapel Hill has been a major problem and is creating an excessive amount of problems at the university. The major problem within Chi Omega, as well as, all the other sororities is the fact the girls are so adamant in trying to drink as much as the boys. This creates even more problems because girls cannot consume as much as boys but they feel like they can or should. This makes them drink excessively and generate harm to themselves or others.” With this statement she proves the point that binge drinking and alcohol abuse is
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