“According to the CDC, about 90% of all teen alcohol consumption occurs in the form of Binge Drinking, which experts say peaks at the age of nineteen.” (qtd by Listfield). Binge Drinking is the consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. The author, Emily Listfield, defines that the standard alcohol consumption over a two hour period is considered to be four beers for women and five beers for men. This has become a great distraction for college students nationwide and a major dilemma on college campuses. Nearly two hundred thousand students visit emergency rooms each year due to the abuse of alcohol, and more than one thousand seven hundred students die. In the article “ The Underage Drinking Epidemic”, Listfield identifies the problems that underage drinking can cause, the dangers that could happen, and four solutions on what parents can do to keep their kids from binge drinking.
Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. A dangerous issue facing society today is the problem of teen drinking and driving. Currently an approximate of 10,076 people die in drunk driving crashes per year. If positive progress to ceasing this act does not happen, teens will continue to drink and drive putting everybody on the road at risk. Teens who drink and drive put everyone on the road at risk, causing serious crashes that could be preventable.
The aim of this paper is to formulate a PICOT question and describe how important this research question is to nursing practice. It will include a summary of five research articles related to my PICOT question and identify a nursing practice that is supported by current research. The
Things can happen to the teens once they drink alcohol. The alcohol consumption can interfere with the development of the teenager’s brain frontal lobes, essential for functions like emotional regulation, planning, and organization. It would increase traffic accidents if a teen’s were to drink at a young age. The young teens won't be able to even handle the alcohol because it's strong. Also they won't be able to handle the outcomes like having a hangover, being tipsy, etc. They are too young to even drink at a young age.
Drinking alcohol when you're a teen develops brain problems, your brain is developing until your in your twenties. Alcohol affects the brain development which causes many problems (Underage Drinking). Teenagers happen to be more vulnerable to becoming addicted to alcohol because of the pleasure center in the brain. Drinking relaxes you and releases endorphins throughout the body causing teens to easily get addicted. Drinking alcohol causes you to make poor decisions which results in risky behavior. For example, Alcohol increases the risks for physical and sexual assault. Drinking puts you more at a risk to be a victim of assault or even commit it. Alcohol doesn't just make the risks for assault increase, it also ruins your life. Alcohol ruins relationships between people who care about you. “I have destroyed two relationships because I hurt them so much through my drinking, but I put drinking first. My family are so hurt that their daughter's killing herself for apparently no reason” (The Truth about Alcohol). Jamie use to be a teenage alcoholic, she said that alcohol wasn't just ruining her life, it was ruining her family’s life too. Making poor decisions doesn't just affect the person who is drinking but it eventually affects their family and the people around them. Jamie knew that her family was hurt by the choices she was making, she still continued to drink, she was addicted and
Nearly 25 percent of teens drink alcohol because they think it is fun; however the problems it may bring are not so fun (Hyde 22). There over six times more teen deaths per year from alcohol than any other drug (O’Malley 30). Alcohol affects the body of teens as well as all of the developmental processes. A major issue of teens drinking is that it increases the chance of becoming an alcoholic in the future; which leads to lowered self-control, impaired judgment, and lowered inhibition (Heath 12). Alcohol can completely change the life of a teen from the time they start drinking till death. Alcohol affects so many aspects of a person’s life and once it does, it is so hard to get life back to normal. Alcohol effects teens by harming them
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their fact sheet on underage drinking, 30% of high school students reported drinking some form of alcohol in the past thirty days. It has become a norm in the lives of high schoolers and it happens on a daily basis. It causes many problems, both physically and mentally. Some of the biggest risks that teens who drink face include: death, interference with brain development, and academic failure. These are some reasons why underage drinking is a dangerous habit that needs to be taken under control.
Adolescent drinking: A Controversial Subject Adolescent drinking is a very controversial subject. While some may argue that adolescents should drink so that they learn to how to drink responsibly, others think that adolescents should wait until they reach the legal age of 21.
MATTER OF CONCERN Parents, teenagers and educators often fail to realize the potential for problems that alcohol presents to the immature psyche and body(Kay Healey, 1997). At the time when body and emotions are maturing, frequent or excessive use of alcohol can cause irrapareable damage.
In this article a study was conducted on the adolescents of alcohol related risks. Most of the alcoholic drinks have been mostly used by teenagers. To see what causes these factors of teenagers drinking Dana Litt tell us the hypothesis. She stated “It was hypothesized that there would be a main effect of the norm manipulation such that participants in the user condition (those who view primarily user profiles) would report greater perceptions of older peer alcohol use and willingness to use alcohol, have more favorable prototypes of alcohol users and affective attitudes toward alcohol use, and lower perceived vulnerability compared to participants in the control condition.”(Litt, 2011)
Alcohol consumption is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Worldwide, the mortality attributable to alcohol is at 3.8%. (Thebault, Falcoff, Favre & Rigal, 2015). According to the World Health Organization's statistics, alcohol kills 2.5 million
What do many teens hope to become? Adults; teens want to be seen as respected adults and have the same privileges as adults. One privilege that teens don’t have is to be allowed to drink at the age of eighteen. Before an experienced adult would answer this question of whether or not teens should be allowed to drink, they need to ask themselves – should eighteen-year olds drink? Some people say yes because teenagers are responsible for their actions and should be able to have a little more leniency. Others say no, because teenagers are more likely to get into trouble with alcohol use and possible accidents due to drinking and driving. However a person looks at this argument, teenagers should be able to make their own decisions in life and learn from their mistakes.
Alcohol and teenagers are the most likely dangerous threat to a teenagers life. drink driving, random fights ( no control ) and behaviour issues it's all there in Australia and a little sip from a bottle known as wrong decisions could result in serious consequences. Alcohol is the largest cause of drug related deaths among Australian teenagers.
In today’s society, teens often drinks more alcohol than adults do. By the age of 18, more than 70 percent have had more than one drink. National Survey on Drugs Use and Health did a study that showed that when teens are with two or more people they would drink. Drinking can cause some serious problems and even death. There are 3 types of effects to underage drinking.
D.A.R.E (drug, abuse, resistance, education) Did you know there about 75,000 deaths a year in the U.S that are alcohol related, more than 400,000 Americans’ deaths are from tobacco, and almost 50,000 deaths are from secondhand smoke. Altogether that’s about 525,000 deaths per year. In cigarette smoke there are more than