Underage Drinking Is A Growing Problem Essay

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Underage Drinking In America, teenagers abuse alcohol more than any other substance. Studies have shown by age 15, about 33 percent of teens have had at least 1 drink. Underage drinking is a problem that needs to be addressed because drinking can lead to dangerous situations since you are impaired and can be life threatening. The consumption of alcohol in kids under the age of 21 is responsible for 1,580 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,269 from homicides, 245 from alcohol poisoning, falls, burns, and drowning, and 492 from suicides each year. Other than these life threatening consequences, there are also significant repercussions that can change the rest of teenagers’ lives. Many kids think it will not affect their future or that none of the bad things will happen to them, but this is not always the case. The only safe way to make sure you’re not the one in the hospital or suffering is the consequences is to not do it at all. Underage drinking is a growing problem that involves many consequences such as immediate health risks, violence, and problems later in life. Drinking at a young age has psychological risks associated with it. Alcohol can make some teens depressed. People who already suffer from depression and then drink can suffer greatly. Alcohol is a depressant and if the person gets too depressed they can kill themselves. Suicide is the 10th most common cause of death and there is a high correlation of people who kill themselves and people who drink
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