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Alcoholism and Binge Drinking in Teens

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Mairead Connelly

on 9 December 2014

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The more students drink, the more likely they will suffer negative consequences
Such consequences include hangovers, missing school,performing poorly on school related work, severe and minor injuries, and sexual abuse.
Peer pressure is the most common reason for underage drinking.
Breaks the ice
Enhances social activity
Gives people something to do
Gives people a topic of conversation
Allows for more fun
Facilitates male/female bonding
Facilitates a connection with peers
Facilitates sexual opportunities
Makes women and men sexier
Makes food tastier
Involvement in Society?

Drinking in Teens
More than half of American adolescents between ages 12 and 20 have tried alcohol.
Underage drinking is risky and can lead to car accidents, violent behavior, alcohol poisoning, and other health problems.
Drinking as a teen greatly increases the risk of developing alcohol problems later in life.
Peer pressure is a main cause in teen drinking.
College Drinking
College years are a very vulnerable time for adolescents to consume alcohol
It is seen as a ritual or as a major part of students’ higher education experience
College drinking does not only affect the teen abusing it, but it affects family, friends, and the community.
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism and Binge Drinking in Teens
Around 4,300 deaths occur due to underage drinking.
The rate of alcohol consumption increases with age: 1% at 12, 15% at 16, and 39% at 20.
There are about 10.8 million underage drinkers in the United States.
Teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
1 in 6 teens binge drink.
More than 1/5 of youth begin drinking before age 13.
Around 1,825 college students ( 18-24) die each year unintentionally from alcohol.
Over 690,000 students are assaulted by another student abusing alcohol each year.
Of those students, nearly 97,000 are sexual assault or date rape related.
599,000 students are injured per year due to alcohol.
25% of college students suffer from academic problems.
Over 150,000 students develop health problems
About 1.3% of students admit that they have attempted suicide
the community can work together to ensure that alcohol is kept out of the hands of adolescents
Drinking age laws, media campaigns, increased alcohol taxes, and reducing youth exposure to alcohol can all help
Individually, one can protect themselves from alcoholism by practicing abstinence, or following the laws.
By: Mairead Connelly, Gianna Bianco, Jennessy Alonzo, and Madison Fraitag
is a chronic disease that involves problems controlling one's drinking and continuing to use alcohol after you're aware of the problems it causes, the need to drink more to get the same effect, also known as physical dependence, or having withdrawal symptoms after cutting down or stopping drinking
Men are three times more likely to be affected by alcoholism.
Alcoholism mostly affects people from 18-30
Children who start drinking as young as 15 have a higher chance of becoming affected than those who start drinking at 21.
https://www.activistfacts.com/organizations/17-mothers-against-drunk-driving/ = mothers against drunk driving
Society can help form programs like Operation Red Cup, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), to help enforce safe habits at a lawful age.
Binge Drinking
Binge drinking is commonly linked with adolescents.
It is a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration levels to the legally recognized level of 0.08g.
For it to occur, men need to have 5 drinks in two hours to reach this level and women only need to consume 4 drinks.
Drinking heavily in a short period of time is known as binge drinking.
Continuously drinking in this pattern can cause serious health and safety risks.
These include: car crashes, drunk-driving arrests, sexual assaults, and injuries.
It can also damage the liver and other vital organs over time.
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