The Role Of Alcohol Abuse And Academic Performance

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Emerging Adulthood, a stage of human development that takes place during the age of 18 to 25. This is our golden age. This is a time when we are stepping into the real world and fully grow as a human being. This is the most important stage of our life. However, this is also the time when we are in college, where drinking has been glorified as a popular culture. Although people have a good time at parties and such, Alcohol abuse poses a negative effect on our college experience in many different way. During college, men and women are highly exposed to Alcohol use. According to a study from the Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University (2009), there is a clear linkage between Alcohol abuse and academic performance. From their result, there is an inverse correlation between student’s Grade Point Average and the amount of Alcohol consumption. Every year, many students face Alcohol problems and eventually drop out of school or even get into life-threatening situations. My topic and focus are important because it points out the possible outcome of alcohol usage during college and how it will affect our future growth. To give an overview of this paper, I will be discussing how alcohol negatively impacts college students through the four domains of human development. Within human development, there are four domains, cognitive; social; emotional; and physical. I will start with cognitive and follow the order above in the remainder of this paper. The

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