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  • Moderation In The Drinking Of Alcohol
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    Alcohol Abuse in America Teenage drinking has a storied past in the United States. Alcohol was first introduced to America by the European traders and colonists. Most people instantly fell in love with this new drink. The one-hundred and fifty years between the Colonial period and the Revolutionary War was when alcohol really became popular. Alcohol was considered as a "Good Creature of God". It was used as a medicine and considered a tool for relaxation and good fellowship. This conception of a...
  • Millions Of American Teenagers Drink Alcohol
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    "What is alcohol? Alcohol is many things to many people: To little kids, it is a curiosity. To teenagers, it is 'cool'. To responsible drinkers, it is a relaxant. To bartenders, it is a job, their lives. To restaurant owners, it is a moneymaker. To probation officers, it is a frustration. To actively drinking alcoholics, it is heaven. To wives and husbands of drinking alcoholics, it is a waste. To recovering alcoholics, it is a painful old friend. To us, it is something to be learned about and c...
  • Alcohol And Peer Pressure
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    I walked into the house where the 'party of the century' was going to be held. I was psyched to be going. At the time I was a little naive freshman invited to my first official high school party at a senior's house. I was at the party no more than 30 minutes when this boy offered me a drink. Thinking nothing of it, I agreed. He brought back a half-filled cup. Before I took a sip, I recognized a familiar smell, one I really couldn't my finger on. It wasn't Pepsi and I knew it wasn't Sprite. Then ...
  • Drink Alcohol
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    Alcohol and Teenagers: A Deadly Mix Most American teenagers drink some time during their high school career. Many see no harm in an occasional drink at a party. In fact many teenagers view alcohol as the rite of passage into adulthood. For this reason, teenagers are dying to drink alcohol. Unfair as the minimum legal drinking age may seem to eighteen-year-olds who feel they are adult enough to drink alcohol, teenagers are not yet mature and responsible enough to handle the effects of drinking al...
  • 8 Million Teenagers Use Alcohol
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    A fourteen-year-old girl is invited to a party. She is completely aware that there is going to be alcohol, and even though she knows that she shouldn t go she still wants to go. So she decides to forget what she knows about drinking. She decides to forget the danger and responsibilities that alcohol implicates. She decides to forget because her friends say it will be fun. So she asks permission knowing her parents will say yes. As she walks into the party surrounded by her friends she notices a ...
  • Common Teenage Problems Peer Pressure
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    Teenage is a fundamental stage of life that each human being passes through. Some people face this period of their life strongly and positively, while others face many problems and difficulties. This depends on the environment these young adults live in, their parents, their friends, their living conditions, their education, and many other factors. Teenagers face many problems such as becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, being influenced negatively by their peers, self-image and weight, or ev...
  • Amount And Type Of Alcohol Present
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    It turns into the forbidden fruit, that when teenagers start consuming alcohol mainly forced by the fact that it is something they are not supposed to do. This temptation, in a combination with all the hiding and sneaking, takes away the clear mind of the teenager while consuming the alcohol. And apart from the 'Forbidden Fruit's tand point, it always better to inform young people about everything out there instead of just saying 'No'? It is like raising children. It almost never works when you ...
  • Teenage Consumption Of Alcohol
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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D Salinger, depicts how a lonely teenager, Holden Caulfield, deals with alcohol, sex, and violence. Teenagers must also deal with these problems daily. Alcohol is very predominate throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye. Alcoholic beverages are a readily available, and relatively inexpensive for minors to get. Over the past couple of years, teenage consumption of alcohol has risen dramatically. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that m...
  • Parents And Other Adults Use Alcohol
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    The definition of 'infatuate' in the Oxford Dictionary is: 'affect person with extreme folly'; 'inspire with extravagant passion'. This sounds very much like a definition of a teenager. Teenagers are known for their folly - thoughtlessness, foolishness and rashness. And quite often they get away with it while adults will not, just because of their age. Teenagers are even better known for the extravagant passion they put into activities, i.e. sport, the opposite sex, friends, themselves, partying...
  • Teenagers Under The Influence Of Alcohol
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    Shirley E dun Eng 0307.301 07-02-03. Liquor Commercials Should Be Banned. Research has shown that there is high consumption of liquor between the ages of 20-26. since the invention of liquor, it is known for the attention it derives from its consumers. The government should ban all liquor commercials from television due to these reasons. Liquor contributes to the spread of alcoholism that leads to drunk driving, liquor also serve as a negative influence on teenagers, and it is a threat the body ...
  • Athletes Use Alcohol
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    People have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years, and attitudes about alcohol have fluctuated greatly over the centuries. It has gone from being an accepted form of relaxation to being a tool of the devil and recently it has risen to the number one drug of choice among North American teenagers. Alcohol is classified as a drug because of its effects on the body. It is not digested like a food; instead it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and travels to the brain. Alcohol first act...
  • Most Valuable Parts Of Their Lives
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    Alcohol is one of the most addictive substances on the planet and also one of the most impairing physically. Most people have trouble doing the most basic of skills while under the influence of such a substance as alcohol. Driving under the influence of alcohol is probably one of the most idiotic things an individual can do. There are many reasons why this action is a bad one to take but three stand out most to me. The first that stands out is the damage that you can cause to your vehicle. The s...
  • 8 Million American Teenagers Use Alcohol
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    Alcohol Abuse Among Teens It was Friday night, Brad and his friends were just beginning to binge drink before their high school football game. Brad wanted impress his friends so he consumed ten beers before they left to root on their team. When Brad and his buddies arrived at the football game it was obvious that Brad had a lot to drink. When he sat down beside his friends he ended up passing out on the stands for a period of time. With his peers not knowing what to do they got help by a nearby ...

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