Underage Drinking Speech

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By a show of hands, how many people in this classroom have drunken alcohol? Now by a show of hands how many of you are under the age of 21? As you look around the classroom, you will see that most of you are under this age. Now think to yourself, even though you are under the age of 21, does it mean that no one in this classroom has ever tried alcohol? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers.We are all students in high school and most likely gone to one party with alcohol.Being a high school student and under the age of 21, I have researched this topic of underage drinking because I thought this issue would be extremely beneficial to all of us since we are in high school & will most likely be going through experiences involving alcohol.Today I'm here to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol……….Underage drinking is illegal in all 50 states.The tolerance that police have to a teenager drinking and driving is absolutely zero.When most parents find out their child has been drinking they are not pleased.Underage drinking is a crime. It is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable with a maximum sentence of 6 months of incarceration and a $1000.00 fine.Not only is underage drinking against the law, but it is endangering the person's life, as well as others, especially on high school campuses.Teenagers are not responsible enough to drink When people drink they use poor judgment, and when underage people drink it is even worse.The more you drink, the more judgment you lose. For example, according to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin in 1993, 90% of all campus rapes involving drinking are 68% of manslaughter convictions and 63% of assaults that involve alcohol.Imagine this situation of your best friend driving home from your house one night. And on the way home, your friend meets some person who decided to drink too much and your friend and the...
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