Essay on Drinking And Driving Still A Problem For Teenagers

1160 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Are you aware that approximately 25,000 people are killed due to drunk driving? In addition, alcohol is the number one factor in traffic deaths.(Gottfried 51) Not only teenagers, but adults, too, and even babies. Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers? That is a question most adults worry about, especially if their child(ren) is involved in a terrible car accident. That is one thing a parent does not want to go through. Many teens do not know how this effects people both physically and mentally. Families have lost a loved one due to drunk driving and this needs to stop. Alcohol can cause many harmful things such as liver damage, car accidents, death, and even depression. Alcohol is very harmful to your body. Most people don’t know what alcohol does to their body. If one person exceeds over the limit of alcohol, it can cause physical damage or effect your nervous system. Even though alcohol may not seem bad it can cause serious damage through out your whole body. Your liver can come in contact with two major diseases called alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Alcoholic Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that results in abdominal pain, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Cirrhosis is a disease that scars the liver when you consume too much alcohol (Gifford 33). Drinking alcohol period is very dangerous. Just don’t over the exceed of alcohol consumption because you may end up in the hospital. Alcohol poisoning and binge drinking is very common for…

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