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Should teens be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages with their parents' consent?
Caitlin Rogerson 7 December 2012
Transcript of Should teens be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages with their parents' consent?
to drink alcoholic beverages with their parents' consent? Despite supervision, drinking
alcohol depresses the nervous system. Under parental supervision, more drinking-related problems are likely to appear in the future. Furthermore, adult supervision does not help teens handle their lives. Teens gain more addictions under parental supervision. In May 2011, a new study was placed in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs issue. The study shows that parents who supervise drinking teens often encourage teens to drink even more just by being there. "Kids need parents to be parents, not drinking buddies," according to the study's leader, Barbara J. McMorris, Ph.D. Some parents believe that if they let teens drink under their supervision in small amounts, it will teach them to be more responsible with drink. Others have zero tolerance for drinking; it isn't allowed no matter what. Both of these approaches are predominant in the U.S. Along the lines of supervision encouraging drinking, 21 out of 35% of American teens recieve incendiary consequences for alcoholic consumption. Adult supervision actually encourages teens to drink because their presence tells teens that it's alright to drink. Parents have a major impact upon drinking. Bibliography Now, when teens drink, whether they are supervised or not, alcohol depresses the nervous system and changes how people think and feel, as it always. "Alcohol affects the neuropsychological performance of young people and impairs their brain structures growth and integrity," and article states. Due to the effectiveness of alcohol upon one's feelings, teens often find their way into fights with one another. Due to the impairing of integrity due to alcohol drink, teens often lie to each other and create horrible controversy between the two teens. Teens' lives are often mishandled due to alcohol drinking. Adult supervision will not help
teens handle their lives, it should be wrong altogether to drink. Additionally, it may seem as though friends and peers have a larger impact upon teens, truly, parents have the major impact. When parents drink, teens will most likely wonder what alcohol tastes like. Therefore, they decide they'd try a bottle. It often takes one wondering thought, "What would it be like if I tried a bottle. Mom and Dad like it, and they drink it, I can too." It is a dilemma many parents face; if they don't allow teens to drink, parents often worry that their teen is drinking unsupervised, but, if they allow, their teens will have more addictions later on. This is probably the toughest of raising children in a parents' life, and they shouldn't allow their teens to drink. After all, not only do teens get more addictions later on by the thought that they can drink no matter what, they also will get caught eventually with unsupervised drinking, whether it's the way they act, or someone finds them. With supervision, however, it doesn't work that way. In conclusion, teens should not be allowed to drink under parental supervision; it isn't healthy for a single family. Teens' nervous systems are horribly tampered with despite all supervision, and drinking alcohol could tear a family apart with fights, and fear for the family member who is drinking. Teens that have supervision still end up with problems with drinking, more common than those unsupervised. 50% of the 42 million children who have parents who drink end up with drinking problems. Parents have a much larger impact on teens' lives, and teens often wonder if they should try a bottle. Many teens are regretting the choice that they made. Not a single person should allow teens to drink the way that they do. The End. http://drug-rehabcenter.com/blog/alcohol-alcoholism-recovery/should-teens-be-allowed-to-drink-under-parental-supervision http://pubs.niaa.nih.gov/publications/arh284/205-212.htm http://nursing.umn.edu/prod/groups/nurs/@pub/@nurs/documents/asset/nurs_asset_336679.pdf http://msnbc.msn.com/id/17491440/us/hcalth-addictions/t/study-million-us-tcens-binge-drink http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.apx?id=186082