Running head: ALCOHOL
To understand alcohol, people must first know the history of it. There are no records of the discovery or discoverers of alcohol. However the many different ways that alcohol is brewed, created, are known. Beer only contains about three to six percent alcohol, compared to seventy-five percent in Bacardi 151 rum.
The evidence that alcohol was produced here has been confirmed by archaeological findings and images on many of their cuneiform tablets which show images of alcohol being drunk.
During the Renaissance period distilling and brewing alcohol was thought of as an art form. As technology advanced it became possible to distill spirits and produce alcohol at much purer and higher percent of alcohol per drink. Different countries became famous for their own unique types of alcohol. During the late 1700’s, the brewing industry, in America, was the most prosperous of the beverage alcohol industries. After it was illegal to make, sell, buy, or consume alcohol bootleggers began importing the alcohol from Mexico and Canada. Due to the expense and risks of drinking alcohol during the prohibition, American levels of consumption fell nearly 33 percent.
When reporting on alcohol issues, observers, reporters, and writers ignore this factor when publicizing information on alcohol consumption statistics.
From pastures to unsupervised blowouts at home, the social calendars of most teens majorly involve the use, or even abuse, of alcohol. Other drugs have risen and fallen in popularity from generation to generation, but alcohol has never really fallen out of favor. Alcohol has gone from being worshiped by the ancient Babylonians to now being forbidden to teenagers. In every generation though, it has caused many problems. Today, drinking is the drug of choice by teens, and also is the leading cause in teenagers involved in automobile accidents and deaths today. To understand alcohol, people must first know the...