Modern Teenage Issues: Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Essay

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“I was beyond wasted and so was just about everyone at the party that night, I was young and saw a cute guy (who was just as drunk as well) we started to flirt and he seemed like a nice guy. As the party came to an end, people left me and the guy had decided to crash there. That night we ended up having sex, we use a condom but the condom broke. A few weeks later I found out I was pregnant at 16, the guy ran out and wasn't there for the pregnancy nor the birth of his son.” This story is one of the millions of stories that teenagers are able to share with their friends at the lunch table every year. Although not every story may be as extreme, the partying that teenagers are involved in is becoming more and more severe. Children are growing …show more content…
“I was beyond wasted and so was just about everyone at the party that night, I was young and saw a cute guy (who was just as drunk as well) we started to flirt and he seemed like a nice guy. As the party came to an end, people left me and the guy had decided to crash there. That night we ended up having sex, we use a condom but the condom broke. A few weeks later I found out I was pregnant at 16, the guy ran out and wasn't there for the pregnancy nor the birth of his son.” This story is one of the millions of stories that teenagers are able to share with their friends at the lunch table every year. Although not every story may be as extreme, the partying that teenagers are involved in is becoming more and more severe. Children are growing up at an extremely fast rate and this is evident through the underage drinking, drug use, and meaningless sexual activity.

Alcohol drinking is becoming one of the most severe issues in a developing teenager’s life. The benefits of alcohol for teenagers are miniscule and hundreds of thousands of teens participate in the drinking of it. In any one month, according to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (U.S.) 31% of high school student’s binge drink at least once. Binge drinking is when a person drinks alcohol with the primary intention on being intoxicated. When going out, 31% of students drink with the intention of getting drunk. They also state, 11.4% of all alcohol consumed in the United States, is consumed by

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