Underage Alcohol And Alcohol Abuse

1597 WordsApr 24, 20177 Pages
Sadly, in today’s society, there is a lot of issues concerning drug and alcohol abuse in schools whether its at the high school or college level. Not only does drug and alcohol consumption effect your overall health, it can effect your academic performance as well. In this paper I am going to be talking about the problems with drug and alcohol abuse, preventions, risks, costs and much more. We are going to dissect the problems with drug & alcohol consumption amongst young adults, from high school to college, and I will be talking about how students are getting these drugs and ways that we can prevent these problems. The first thing I am going to be introducing in this paper is underage alcohol abuse. We all know that alcohol is a widely…show more content…
We are talking about high school students here. Students who are ages 15-19 years old. I think it is safe to say that underage alcohol abuse, and consumption has become a major problem in areas all over the country for years. Not only is this a problem with high school students, it has become a major problem with college students as well. “The majority of college students report drinking alcohol in the last month, while almost half of all college students report engaging in recent heavy episodic drinking. Over 60 percent of college students currently drink alcohol and almost 40 percent are categorized as binge drinkers.” (Simons, Hahn, Gaster 373) Alcohol consumption in college not only can effect your social life, but it can be detrimental to your academic performance, career, life goals, and your over all well being. That being said, there are endless amounts of negative consequences that come along with alcohol abuse in college students, such as, health risks, sexual risk taking, injuries, accidents, and poor academic outcomes. I am going to start by explaining the negative consequences that alcohol consumption has on academics, your social life, and your health overall. “The consequences of alcohol use can be acute and immediate outcomes of a single episode of alcohol-impaired functioning, such as accidental death and injury, or they can be the accumulated and diverse effects of a chronic pattern

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