Alcohol and Teen Drinking Essay

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According to Men’s Health, “alcohol kills more teenagers and young people than any of the other drugs taken to affect mood and behavior (heroin, cocaine, marijuana).” This issue interests me due to the many friends I have who drink overwhelmingly. Also, I have so many cousins that are younger than me that I am concerned about with this issue. There are many reasons to why teens may drink, not all of which are reasonable but is the truth, from what I know. Teen drinking can also result in very many mishaps that are mostly a terrible consequence. Many things can cause teen drinking. One of which could be from lack of parental involvement. If a parent does not involve their time with their teen through schoolwork, friends, work, and/or …show more content…
All of these, no matter how small or large of a result, are huge impacts on people’s lives. Physical fighting is never a good thing and it will never resolve anything that simple communication cannot resolve, if there is even a problem. Dropping out of school will only lead to failure in life…no job, no source of income, which further leads to a lack of education and an unhealthy life. Alcoholism is a serious issue that has many risks involved including the consequences from the parents of that teen who drinks excessively. Car accidents, which result from teen drinking, are the most tragic result. The three leading causes of death, according to Focus Adolescent Services, for 15- to 24-year-olds are automobile crashes, homicides and suicides -- alcohol is a leading factor in all three. Teen drinking has no benefits to the person or to society. It is dangerous, immature, and illegal. Better parental supervision mixed with a sense of belonging, attainable through group activities, is one solution for this crisis. On an emotional level, alcohol is a depressant; and for teenagers, whose hormone levels are unbalanced, may further their feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide. It is a parent’s duty to protect and nurture their children, and a friend’s responsibility to encourage each other in positive ways; if people followed these two simple principles, a lot of tragedies could be avoided.

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