Thursday, September 25, 2014

Risk of Alcohol to teens


http://teenshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/alcohol.html#
 Alcohol is a big ideal with high school and college students. Teens tend to follow one another's actions and sometimes there not the best decisions. Teen drinking is a big deal because the teen brain isn't fully developed. Small amounts of alcohol can help people feel more relaxed and less stressed. Teens now a days are loaded with stress from school and activities. However sense the teens brains are not fully developed they can not make an educated decision when to stop. When teens drink to much their lives and others become at risk. Drunk driving and alcohol poisoning are huge risks of drinking. I believe that teens should be taught how risky and dangerous drinking is. Do u guys think there should be more funding on teaching teens the danger of alcohol?

8 comments:

  1. I definitely think that schools should teach kids of the afffects of alcohol and how dangerous it really is. There are kids all over the country drinking under age and they dont realize the affect it has on their bodies. This can lead to bad bodies later in their lives and if teachers were to teach kids about all of the dangers then I think it would be a great lesson!

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  2. I agree with Adam that kids should be taught in depth about the affects of alcohol. They should be informed on the affects of teen drinking and the long term affects considering many teens drink underage. However, I don't think learning about the affects of alcohol will fully cause teens not to drink underage but cause them to be more aware of their decisions.

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  3. i agree with the people above for we all know that alcohol has some strong effects on people along with the possibility of causing health problems but i want to pose a question for someone else to respond to where do you think the drinking age in the US should be lowered, maintained or raised? i personally believe that the age should be lowered due to the fact that having it accessible with cause it to eventually not be as much of a demand by young people for when you tell someone they cant have something they often want it more. its also because of the fact that the US has the highest drinking age in the world if not one of the highest where everywhere else its below 21 like it is here in the US

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  4. While educating kids is one thing many people have thought to be a solution to problems like this, I don't believe it has accomplished all that much. I remember learning about drugs and alcohol in 4th and 6th grade, yet it hasn't stopped a good amount of the people my age from trying them anyways. Perhaps a better solution would be to educate the parents of teens so that they know what to look for if their kids are in danger. Also, if the parents are the part of the problem, it could help them make better decisions regarding alcohol and their children.

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  5. When it comes to the negative affects of alcohol, teens are far from educated. Teens need to be taught, first and foremost, the affects of alcohol on a developing brain. Underage drinking is very common, and while educating students about the dangers of drinking may not decrease drinking rates, it would still contribute to a safer environment for kids who do choose to drink.

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  6. I agree with Curtis. Teens are only taught that alcohol is bad and that we should never drink. Teens need to know what happens when they drink, and also to help others who have been drinking. I believe teens should be taught what alcohol does to you and your body.

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  7. I agree with Jenna and Curtis. The majority of teens would just try it before they become adults anyway. There should definitely be more funding for education on the dangers of alcohol, because as Curtis said many teens have not been taught why alcohol is bad. However I believe that parents may need it too. If parents and other adults around teens were more knowledgeable about alcohol they would have a positive influence on their teens.

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  8. I feel like teens get that drunk driving is bad but the negative affects of alcohol on the teenage brain is not taught nearly as well. I personally have completely internalized that drunk driving is not okay but I know very little about what drinking does to the teenage brain. Educating young people on the affects of drinking needs to be way less removed than is currently is; we get that drinking and driving is bad but we don't know how drinking at a kickback will affect our health and future. Adults need to put forth information in a way that will resonate with young people.

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