Alcohol and Teens
Today for lots of young people drinking alcohol has become one of the most popular things to do in a social environment. It’s hard being a teenager but the peer pressure to drink alcohol makes it even more difficult. Kids make other kids think that they will only be “cool” if they drink. Almost everyone has been peer pressured to drink and some of the ones the fall into the pressure end up losing themselves.
Alcohol affects your whole body. When you drink alcohol it affects your brain. It gives you poor judgment, distorted vision, slowed reflexes, loss of coordination and sometimes even blackouts. The blackouts especially happen when one is binge drinking. Binge drinking means one person consuming more than 4 or more drinks in one night. Drinking alcohol can damage every organ in your body. It gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream and increases your risk for life threatening diseases such as caner.
Alcohol also can dramatically affect your self-control. It depresses your central nervous system, lowers your inhibitions and impairs your judgment. That can lead to driving while intoxicated or, for some, having unprotected sex. Both of those situations can lead to very tragic endings. Driving drunk can kill you or someone else and unprotected sex can lead to teen pregnancy and STD’s. Those are all things a young person should not have to deal with.
The most important thing to know about alcohol is that it can hurt you and other around you or maybe even kill you. Drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short amount of time can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can lead to coma or even death. Alcohol hurts people, even if they are not the ones drinking it. As I mentioned earlier, drinking and driving can lead to hurting or killing yourself or others. If you are just around people who are drinking you are at a higher risk of being seriously injured, either in a car crash or being involved with someone who is drunk and acting...