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21: The Problems of Drinking and Driving
The Problems of Drinking and Driving Drinking and driving is one of the more difficult problems for our society to solve. Organizations such as MADD, DUI, and many other groups have gone to great lengths to educate people of all ages on ... sinking into the minds of people. It is a common problem for a media campaign not to be effectual, but one as important as this shouldn't have become so clichι. An example of when drinking and driving arises simply when a person doesn't acknowledge that he/she isn't fit to drive, and no one else argues with them. Generally, when sober, people know that it is wrong ...
22: Teenage Drinking
Teenage Drinking It is a fact that teenage alcohol use is a widespread problem in the United States, despite the 21 age minimum for legal drinking. More and more teens are beginning to drink in the privacy and safety of their homes and at parties with their friends. It has been estimated that more then 100 million alcohol drinkers in the ... to have taken their first drink by the time they turned 12. Of the 11 million under-age drinkers it is estimated that 5 million are either binge or heavy drinkers. So why are teens drinking alcohol despite the age restriction? Simple it’s because of advertising company’s for large beer and alcohol companies glorifying drinking through commercials, radio ads and movies. It is estimated that by the time ...
23: Excessive Alcohol Consumption--its Effects And Social Accept
Excessive Alcohol Consumption Its Effects and Social Acceptance Rumors and old wives tales such as stress makes women heavier drinkers, divorce prompts heavy alcohol use, people drive better when they are drinking, and teenagers are the main group of drunk drivers, are being thrown at today s society left and right in an effort to blame the other guy. With all the talk about alcohol use and ... heart and brain, which are the next two hardest hit organs. Heart disease, heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, and neuropsychological disorders are among the worst consequences (Wolfgan 5). Also, taking depressants or tranquilizers while drinking can cause death (Fettner 276). Alcohol does not only affect its immediate users, either; it may also affect the offspring of chronic users. Exposure in prenatal and early postnatal development shows an increased risk of ... Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), characterized by many behavioral problems (Wolfgan 7). Several types of violence, including homicides, suicides, and spousal abuse, suggest a strong relationship with alcohol. In more than sixty percent of homicides, violators were drinking at the time of the offense, and thirty-six percent of suicide victims had a positive blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Researchers have several suggestions about the link between alcohol and violence. One theory is ...
24: Drinking: A Love Story - A Review
Drinking: A Love Story - A Review In Caroline Knapp’s autobiography entitled, Drinking: A Love Story, you learn from her own personal tewenty year battle with alcoholism, why people drink, why people become alcohlics, and how hard it is to break the cycle of alcoholism. Caroline had her ... her to connect with others in all types of intimate and social situations. Soon after she will not be able to have any interactions without the esteem builder--Alcohol. When Caroline tried to give up drinking, she became anorexic. She says it was just another tool used to fill the void in her life and cover the pain. It was also a way for her to have control over something ...
25: The Drinking Age: 21 For Everyone?
The Drinking Age: 21 For Everyone? In the United States, the legal drinking age for all 50 States and the District of Columbia is 21 years of age. The drinking age is 21 because the powers that control our government decided that when one becomes 21, one is magically transformed into a responsible person capable of handling the burden that comes with the right ...
26: Alcohol and Its Effects On Humans
... 48: 18-34 1985. A national survey of students at one hundred forty four-year college campuses across the United States was conducted by a group of doctors. This survey examined the amount of binge drinking by college students and health and behavioral problems associated with drinking (Wechsler 1994). According to (Wechler 1992), binge drinking, 4 or more drinks in a row for women and 5 or more for men, poses a serious health problem for the abusers and for others around them. According to the (U.S. Dept. ...
27: Alcoholism 4
... next depending on his/her blood alcohol level. The speed of consumption can cause the blood alcohol level to rise. Other factors including body weight, emotional state, tolerance to alcohol, amount of time over which drinking takes place, and the amount of food in the stomach can also influence the blood alcohol level (Kestler 7). In a one-hundred and sixty pound person, alcohol is burned at the rate of one ... stop in the chronic abuse of alcohol may cause a withdrawal syndrome which can include Delirium Tremors, seizures, hallucinations, and acute anxiety (Kestler 9). Around 10% of adult drinkers in the United States have experienced drinking problems or are considered alcoholics. More males than females are affected, but drinking among the youth and among women is increasing (Knox 75). Alcoholism develops from several factors, including hereditary predisposition, home environment, and learned behavior. Children of alcoholics are more likely to become an alcoholic than ...
28: The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered to Eighteen
The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered to Eighteen Why is it that eighteen-year-olds can legally obtain a driver's license, register to vote, be forced into jury duty or a draft, can be tried as ... underage consumption is to allow those who are eighteen-years-old the ability to buy and consume alcohol legally. It seems absurd that this should be an exception. Many people may think that lowering the drinking age will be more deadly on the highways. However, if young adults were more informed about the importance of a designated driver when intoxicated, for example, perhaps the outcome would be more positive. Stricter law ... For example, they could require more driving time with a certified instructor, or give them a probationary license for the first six months of their licensure. Even though there have been many cases of irresponsible drinking by those under the age of twenty-one, I believe they can be taught to drink responsibly. Parental figures can teach young adults how to be responsible drinkers and about the consequences of irresponsible ...
29: Drinking and Driving Offenses
Drinking and Driving Offenses My essay is on "Drinking and Driving Offences". In my essa y I will tell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offences, the penalties, and the defences you can make if you are caught drinking and drivi ng. Let me tell you about the different offences. There are si x offences in drinking ...
30: Drinking and Driving Offenses
Drinking and Driving Offenses My essay is on "Drinking and Driving Offenses". In my essay I will tell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offenses, the penalties, and the defences you can make if you are caught drinking and driving. Let me tell you about the different offenses. There are six offenses in drinking and driving. ...

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