Alcoholism And The Consumption Of Alcoholic Liquor

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Over eighty percent of the world’s population over the age of eighteen has consumed an alcoholic beverage sometime in their lives. Of which, fifty-six percent of them have consumed an alcohol this month ( “Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor. Alcoholism is considered to be a mental illness that results in alcohol dependency” (Webster Dictionary). Statistics state that there were 2.5 million deaths worldwide; and 88,000 deaths in the United States that were alcohol-related. Alcohol is a serious drug that can cause serious damage. Alcohol is a drug that affects the mind and the body. Almost 2,000 people, in the United States, under the age of twenty-one die in car crashes in which underage drinking was involved annually. Nearly half of all violent deaths involving teens involve the use of alcohol ( ).
It is believed that the drinking age from eighteen to twenty-one will reduce fatalities and limit addiction. Alcoholism is an illness and causes permanent damage to your brain cells. This is the main reason why I believe the legal drinking age in the Bahamas should be twenty-one instead of eighteen. A person’s brain is not fully developed until they reach the age of twenty-five. This three year time difference between eighteen and twenty-one will give a person’s brain more time to develop and be able to handle the effect of alcohol better (
Alcohol consumption can cause…
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