Alcohol Is Dangerous And Why The Youth

2597 Words Apr 8th, 2015 11 Pages
Just because alcohol is legal for those over twenty-one years of age, does not mean it is safe, or any less harmful than other substances.” Nemours Foundation found that teens that drank alcohol regularly were more than likely to have problems in school, try other drugs, and participate in delinquent behaviors such as stealing or vandalism” (Escherick). Later on in life, it recorded that they had liver disease, frontal lobe disorders, as well as short-term memory loss. These same problems are happening on college campuses as well all over the U.S. The above mentioned explains why the use of alcohol is dangerous and why the youth does not need contact with it.
Although, many believe that anyone under the age of twenty-one is prohibited to drink, underage drinking is allowed in twenty-nine states if done on private premises for religious purposes. Alcohol slows the human brain ability to respond and communicate, depresses the central nervous system, and it has harmful physical affects when not used appropriately. While the U.S has the strictest youth laws in the western civilization, it has the most drinking-related problems among its youth. Even though alcohol is legal for adults twenty-one years or older, it is still illegal for minors in the U.S. “In 2009 about 10.4 million young people between ages 12 and 20 drank more than just a few sips of alcohol” (Alcoholism). As kids get older, they drink more. By age 15, half of teens have had at least one drink, and by age 18,…
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