The Negative Effect Of Alcohol

1625 Words Mar 5th, 2015 7 Pages
The negative effect of alcohol have been well documented and scientifically proven. The United States National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that “1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.” furthermore “599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.” These statistics show just how easy it is for young drinkers to abuse alcohol. Many young drinkers are aware of such statistics. Despite that they continue to consume alcohol. Perhaps we’ll never be able to completely eliminate drinking from our society, historically there have been attempts to ban alcohol in many countries, none of them ended successfully. In Lesson for a young drinker written by Tom Chiarella and in proper credentials are needed to join a poem written by Charles Bukowski, both authors choose to focus on those individuals who will drink no matter what studies or the law say. Both writings have some things in common but they also have a lot in contrast. Both writers claimed to know how alcohol is mastered. However Chiarella claims that alcohol is mastered through observation and experimentation. Bukowski on the other hand claims to have mastered alcohol over many years and by making countless of mistakes. When we take a closer look at the authors backgrounds we can easily determine that Bukowski was never able to master alcohol therefore his poem is not…
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