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Harmful Effcts of Under-Age Drinking

Summary: The detrimental effects of teenage drinking are explored in detail. Drunk driving, homicide and suicide, medical issues including liver disease and fetal alcohol syndrome, and many other harmful effects are explored. Under-age drinking is a serious social problem that needs to be addressed and solved.
Every year 100,000 people die as a result of alcohol (Biddulph 2003:37). And one age group that has a high number of these is teenagers. But wait, isn't the legal drinking age 21? So how do teenagers get a hold of alcohol? Most teenagers can buy their own alcohol (Richards 2001:7). That is one major problem that contributes to teen drinking. Also, alcohol is so easy to get that most high school students have at least tried alcohol (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 2004). Teens are encouraged to drink by their peers and by alcohol advertising (Richards 2001). Alcohol in the hands of teenagers is devastating. Over consumption of alcohol leads to many health complications and is the leading cause of death in homicides, suicides and car accidents (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 2004). Just by the statistics it is obvious that alcohol is a major threat to teenagers. Maybe if...

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