Speech: Drinking Alcohol

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Drinking and alcohol
Hello teachers, friends, and fellow students. Today I will talk to you about how drinking and alcohol are affecting our society and daily life. About 3 fourths of Canadians consume alcoholic beverages every day. Although alcohol is one of the most consumed beverages in Canada and the U.S other than water, it has the worst effect on human beings as any other beverage. Because of this I will talk about how alcohol affects your body, advertising campaigns of alcoholic beverages, and most importantly how to take action.

First, I will talk to you about how alcohol affects your body and your life. Alcohol just like many drugs, it changes a person’s ability to think, speak and see things as they really aren’t. Alcohol loosens your inhibitions. You might not control yourself and you might make bad judgments. Also, it is very dangerous when people drive cars after they drink alcohol. According to a survey conducted by the World Health Organization, it is about 50%-60% of traffic accidents related to drunk driving. Drunk driving has become the leading cause of death by car accidents. It is very unhealthy for human beings if people abuse alcohol, because they will become addicted and depend on alcohol. Over time, it causes liver problems, damage the pancreas, heart, and brain. More seriously, people will have chronic alcoholism. Not only does it effects your body but it effects your budget. Drinking can cost a lot of money. Many people have been reduced to poverty and ruined because of drinking alcohol.

Second, something to be aware of, is the way alcoholic companies advertise their product, you should be smart because in many cases alcoholic advertisements use famous people to attract your attention and make you want to buy their product. Another thing companies do is they place wine coolers right beside fruit drinks so people who want to buy nutritious fruit drinks may pick one up that contains alcohol without realizing. Another thing...
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