Underage Drinking Should Be Banned

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How many of you are under 21 years old? As you look around the classroom, I believe almost all of you here are under this age or maybe just slightly above 21? Now think by yourselves, even though you are under age of 21, does that mean that no one in this class has ever tried alcohol before? We are students in university and had at least gone to a party with alcohol. In the United States, underage drinkers consume 3.6 billion drinks each year. Underage drinkers make lots of money for the alcohol industry! Alcohol consumption is the most common type of substance abuse in teenager. What causes this problem to be occurring? Peer pressure is a leading cause of teenage drinking. Many teenagers turn alcohol as a way to cope like stress, anxiety, depression and life change. The drugs act on nerve cells in the brain and alcohol initially serves as a stimulant, and then induces the feelings of relaxation and reduced anxiety. Ladies and gentleman, today I am here to convince you to think twice before you pick up the next bottle of alcohol. First, I will talk about how alcohol is harmful for your health and why teenagers should not drink underage. First of all, young drinkers are more susceptible to brain damage and memories lose than adult drinker. Drinker who start drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to become addicted to alcohol than those who do not drink until they are 21 years old. Suicide attempts among heavy-drinking adolescents were three to four times greater than among non-drinkers. Those who start drinking before age 15 are more than 10 times more likely to get in physical fights during or after using alcohol. 1. People who have been drinking large amounts of alcohol for long periods of time run the risk of developing serious and permanent changes in the brain. Damage may be a result of the direct effects of alcohol on the brain or may result indirectly, from a poor general health status or from severe liver disease. It may lead to...
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