Underage Drinking

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* “Fact is, alcohol is the most widespread substance abuse problem among youngsters.” * “It’s a damning indictment of a society that tolerates juvenile intoxication and blatant violation of the law.” * “Alcohol addiction is much more likely for younger drinkers.” * School systems nationwide offer programs to educate youngsters to the dangers of alcohol and drugs.” * “In fifth grade, Caroll pupils get a hard look at the harmful effects of alcohol. That’s none too soon, either…” * “….Laws against underage drinking- and adults who supply alcohol.” * “That Includes sanctions for kids who hang out with underage drinkers.” | * It is the most common abuse problem because it is very easy for youngsters to get now. * No place should be okay with underage drinking, I don’t think any toleration should be allowed. * All kids, including teens and college students should be warned about alcohol and its dangers. * For some reason, I think talking about alcohol in fifth grade is a bi too young. I believe they should be at least in the 6th grade to better comprehend the topic of alcohol. Although 5th graders are learning new things every day, I think alcohol is a stronger subject to take in. It may take a little longer for them to process and understand the concept. * Like most of the articles, they are making the adults in charge of having alcohol surrounding underage kids. I think this is okay because they are the ones who are in control of their kids and supervise them throughout their lives. * A lot of times, even if the kid doesn’t drink, he can become influenced by his friends. A lot has to do with the people you surround yourself with, it depends on the group of friends you decide to be around. |

Notes- Laws crash underage drinking parties
What the Text Says| What I Think|
* “…ability to enforce “social host” ordinances to curb such parties, held with or without parents’ knowledge, is a...
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