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Is Drinking a privilege or a right?
Transcript of Is Drinking a privilege or a right?
+Required all states to raise legal drinking age
+Loose money if didn't raise drinking age
+Reduce Teens from drinking
+26% of teens drink fewer than they did in 1983 Health Problems: Haven't matured: If people over 21 can barely handle alcohol, with the legal drinking age, how could people at 18 endure the affects of alcohol? At 18 you are considered an adult:
+Volunteer for the army
+Charged as adult in crimes
+Buy a home and MORE! Works Cited:
-"Why Drinking Age Should Be Lowered: Dr. Ruth Engs." Why Drinking Age Should Be Lowered: Dr. Ruth Engs. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.indiana.edu/~engs/articles/cqoped.html>.
-"Alcohol Statistics UK & Globally. Alcoholism Statistics That Make a Pretty Grim Read." Alcoholism Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.addictedtomore.com/alcohol/alcoholism-statistics.php>.
-"Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 01 Oct. 2012. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/mlda.htm>.
-"Cancer Statistics." About.com Smoking Cessation. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/tobaccostatistics/a/cancerstats.htm>.
-Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Alcohol Use: If You Drink, Keep It Moderate." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcohol/SC00024>.
-"Are You One of Those Parents Who Lets Your Teenagers Drink at Home, B/c You'd Rather They Were Doing It Safely?" Are You One of Those Parents Who Lets Your Teenagers... N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.cafemom.com/answers/1018985/Are_you_one_of_those_parents_who_lets_your_teenagers_drink_at_home_b_c_youd_rather_they_were_doing_i>.
-Szalavitz, Maia. "Should Parents Let Kids Drink at Home? New Data Show Many Do | TIME.com." Time. Time, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://healthland.time.com/2011/02/21/should-parents-let-kids-drink-at-home-new-data-show-many-do/>. At 18 most people are under parental view:
-No College Frat Parties
-You may think twice
-A parent can have some control
-Can have help
-Ask questions Discussion Question:
Is drinking a privilege or a right?
Should the law be lowered, or stay where it is? “It’s not fair that one guy in a fox hole can go home and have a beer while another guy in the fox hole can’t. It’s not about drinking, it’s not about smoking, it’s about equality. If you get shot at, you can have a shot.”
Quote by Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage.
Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% in women. In 2003, an estimated 171,900 new cases of lung cancer occurred and approximately 157,200 people died from lung cancer.
The number of alcohol-related deaths every year is alarmingly high, with approximately 75,000 lives lost annually to this menace. http://www.wikihow.com/Sneak-Out-of-Your-House-at-Night
"How to Sneak Out of Your House at Night." WikiHow. WikiHow, 04 Nov. 2012. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.wikihow.com/Sneak-Out-of-Your-House-at-Night>. "The teen years are like training for adulthood. And what's a better way to train your teens to be adults, than to treat them like adults, under supervision? Personally, I would rather my children learn to drink responsibly with my supervision as teens than go out on their own and experiment with friends."
Quote by Sabrina M Bowen
In a 2004 study that examined data from more than 6,000 people across the country, teens who drank with their parents were about half as likely to have consumed alcohol in the previous month and about one-third less likely to have binge drank in the previous two weeks, compared with teens who drank without parental approval.
Negative Affirmative Teenagers abuse alcohol!
The brain is still growing!
Drinking alcohol could cause REALLY bad problems! because most people decide to drink before the legal drinking age of 21, Interesting Fact:
Some alcohol can be GOOD for you!
• Reduce your risk of developing heart disease
• Reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack
• Possibly reduce your risk of strokes
• Lower your risk of gallstones
• Possibly reduce your risk of diabetes Myths and Facts About The 21 Minimum Drinking Age
Myth: Europeans let their kids drink at an early age, yet they do not have the alcohol-related problems we do.
Myth: The law only makes youth want to drink because it’s a “forbidden fruit.”
Myth: Lowering the drinking age will encourage young people to be responsible consumers rather than drink at uncontrolled, private parties.
Myth: Drinking is just a phase all kids go through; they’ll grow out of it.
Myth: If I’m old enough to go to war, I should be old enough to drink. Quote/statistic
"So much depends on the parent-teen relationship and on parent modeling. if the parent(s) does not drink in moderation, and if there is generally good,open communication between the parent and teen, there is a good chance that the teen will not drink or use drugs."
"The other important factor is non-using friends."
"Herb is the healing of the nation, alcohol is the destruction" -Bob Marley
"I wish all teenagers could filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol."-Taylor swift Statistic:
16% of 8th graders
29% of highschool sophomores
43% of highschool seniors Report to drinking! 2009 National Statistics
33,808 people were killed in traffic accidents. 10,839 of these deaths was a result of alcohol (32% of all traffic deaths)
An additional 254,000 suffered injuries due to an alcohol related accident
Drunk drivers kill someone approximately every 48 minutes
High BAC drivers (.15% and higher) account for more then half of all deaths in alcohol related accidents
181 children age 14 and younger died in alcohol related accidents in 2009. Over half (92) were riding WITH THE ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVER!
In 2009 1.4 million people were arrested for driving under the influence. This is less than 1% of the amount self reported by adults. (147 million self reported episodes of drunk driving)
Among motorcyclist killed in fatal crashes in 2009, 29% had a BAC of over 0.08%
An average drunk driver will drive drunk 87 times before being pulled over!
Drunk driving costs each adult in this country around $500 a year
1 in 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related crash in their liftetime Brain damage Intakes of alcohol leads to...
Increased chance of abusing other drugs
Bad mood swings
Sexual behavior HANGOVERS Not only does it cause brain damage...
the blood vessels
and the lining of the stomach No MORE....
Child Support Communication is key!
Supervise but allow some privacy!