Teenage Drinking and Its Effects on the Development of Alcoholism Later

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Teenage Drinking and Its Effects on the Development of Alcoholism Later Teenage drinking is something that goes on every day. No matter how many videos you show to kids about drinking they will still drink. Surveys show that the average teen seventeen and up spends $475.00 a year on liquor, mostly beer; that's more than books, soda, coffee, juice and milk combined. Most parents don't know about teenage drinking unless they catch their kids doing it. Parents usually say "oh, my my kid would never do that ", and they're the ones whose kids probably drink more that the average teen. One might ask, how do kids get alcohol? Alcohol is almost as easy to get as a carton of milk, except a teen has to get someone older like a friend, brother…show more content…
The second time a teen gets caught he or she could be charged with fines of up to $500.00. After the third offense the fines only get more expensive. If any of these charges involve driving, the penalties can get much worse. If one is get caught drinking underage plus driving a vehicle all driving privileges could be taken away, in some places for up to two years with fines of up to $1000.00. Many people don't take these laws seriously. They are much worse when they happen in real life. Parents, teachers and friends can tell teenagers the consequences of drinking and driving, but often they don't think it will happen to them until they are caught and inconvenienced by their mistakes. There are many people who drink underage. They are mostly teens that are high school and college. The following statistics are unbelievable: College students drink an estimated four billion cans of beer a year. The total amount of alcohol consumed by teen college students is 430 million gallons. This is enough for every college and university in the United States to fill an Olympic size swimming pool. As many as 360,000 of the nations twelve million teens in school, will die from alcohol related accidents. Beer manufacturers spend an estimated $15-20 million a year to promote products to teens. The number of girls who drink to get drunk has nearly tripled in the past ten years. 75% of male students and 55% of female students involved

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