Parents, Teenagers And Educators Often Fail To Realize

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Parents, teenagers and educators often fail to realize the potential for problems that alcohol presents to the immature psyche and body (Kay Healey, 1997). Teenage alcohol mishandle is one of the significant issues that influence scholarly execution, cause medical issues and is in charge of the demise of teenage drivers and at some point their travelers. Numerous high school students drink since they think it is cool and don 't comprehend the threats of drinking alcohol. Alcohol is the world 's third largest risk factor for disease and contributes to 4% of the global burden of disease (Rehm et al., 2009). It is estimated that 2.5 million deaths each year are directly attributable to alcohol, with 9% of deaths in the 15- to 29-year age…show more content…
Thirty-eight percent of youths who have engaged in drinking have reportedly been violent, and 12 percent of those youths were reportedly under the influence of alcohol when they were physically fighting (Vidourek, King, & Merianos 2016). Of those students, 2.9 percent carried a gun, 9.2 percent carried another weapon, 3.8 percent threatened a student with a weapon, and 27.5 percent threatened to hurt a student by hitting, slapping, or kicking. One in four (22.5 percent) hurt a student by hitting, slapping, or kicking; 2.7 percent hurt a student by using a handgun, knife, or club. One-third (34.7 percent) of students reported involvement in school violence in the past year. Of those students, 2.9 percent carried a gun, 9.2 percent carried another weapon, 3.8 percent threatened a student with a weapon, and 27.5 percent threatened to hurt a student by hitting, slapping, or kicking. One in four (22.5 percent) hurt a student by hitting, slapping, or kicking; 2.7 percent hurt a student by using a handgun, knife, or club (Vidourek, King, & Merianos 2016). Majority of those students were males and they were not white and were juniors in high school. Alcohol misuse in adolescents is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Adolescents who use alcohol are at increased risk for smoking, other drug use, and impairment across multiple domains of functioning
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