Binge Drinking In Young Adults

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Alcohol is for Adults Only
According to Graham, an editor from HowStuffWorks.com, argues that the prefrontal cortex of the human’s brain is not exactly, fully developed at the age of twenty-one: “The frontal lobe, which is the part of the brain that manages impulse control, judgment, insight, and emotional control.” Adults’ brains are not fully developed until they are in their late twenties or even up to thirties: to illustrate, only 80% of young adults’ brain has fully matured (Graham.) The delay of a young adult’s frontal lobe maturing interferes with his or her making the best decisions. The lack of judgment will may drive youth to head towards danger suffering the consequences. Also, the lack of this action teenagers act impulsively
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Many health consequences such as long-term or short-term comes from binge drinking. Drinking high doses of alcohol can become poisonous to the body. This action may sometimes result in death from alcohol poisoning. Drinking in this form is highly dangerous, because the blood levels of the human body reach a high peak in a short amount of time (Fundukian & Wilson 138). The short-term health problems occurring from binge drinking are, “A single episode of binge drinking can result in loss of coordination and impaired cognitive function and, at higher doses, loss of consciousness” (Fundukian &Wilson 138). However, binge drinking is highly associated with college students. This action is also opens a gateway to an addiction to alcohol causing alcohol dependence. Consuming alcohol heavily allows the person to be tolerant to high levels of alcohol, making them consume even more than the previous time. This will make it harder for a person to stop drinking and to become an alcoholic (Fundukian & Wilson 139). “Studies show that more than 35 percent of adults with an alcohol problem developed symptoms – such as binge drinking by age 19” (Shannon 259). Long-term drinking such as binge-drinking leads to health consequences such as the risks of “liver damage, pancreatitis, certain cancers, and literal shrinkage of the brain” (Shannon 259). “12 Health Risks of Chronic Heavy Drinking” by David Freeman explains all diseases and illnesses associated to heavy drinking such as depression, nerve damage, cancer, high blood pressure, dementia, cirrhosis, anemia and cardiovascular

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