Binge Drinking Argument

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Register to read the introduction… Key social constraints such as community acceptance and perceived influence of the political power of the alcohol industry that work to divert attention from commercial sources of alcohol for those that are underage. Other social aspects of the cultural and policy environment in communities affect the issue of alcohol use in youth. Exposure to billboards, magazines, and broadcast media advertising of alcohol is said to model drinking behavior. It is believed that if a change is to occur in perception of alcohol among college-aged individuals, it must be focused on enacting change on multiple levels of society. This change would therefore lead to less of an ability to justify binge drinking (Wagenaar and Wolfson …show more content…
The degree to which young people are integrated into society, actively participating in its systems of rewards and responsibilities are important in influences their behavior along socially acceptable lines (Wagenaar and 51). Young people are able to understand and grasp the fact that they have more to lose if they choose to drink. Social bonds and attachments to family, friends, peers, and even other adult figures serve as a proper form of social regulation. This system of regulation has seen to serve as sufficient enough to deter binge drinking among college students. Social change comes from direct attention to the socioenvironmental conditions generating the norms and acceptance of alcohol use. Recently, with the effectiveness of enforcement efforts, young people are able to be educated on the dangers of binge drinking. These educational efforts are particularly prevalent on college campuses, mainly university health entities (Wagenaar and Wolfson 51). This knowledge is spread from peer to peer and creates a culture of more responsible decisions about alcohol use. Education leads to a broader environment that encourages long-term reductions in drinking across the entire population of young people. This all leads to the existence of social norms that make it acceptable for young people to refuse to partake in binge

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