Essay about Prevention Of Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism

1348 Words Nov 24th, 2015 6 Pages
Prevention of alcohol abuse for the young adult is a very serious topic, especially with the damage alcohol can cause in our families, churches, and communities. Researchers along with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (HIAAA) have come up with numerous ways to help the young adult who has the desire to stop drinking. They have also studied that alcohol has many pathways to entice young adults, alcohol causes many different behaviors in the young adult when abused, and the factors to help prevent abuse can vary due to the differences in ages. Trying to use one approach of prevention for such a wide range of ages and variables will not be successful (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2006). Therefore, multiple approaches of prevention must be applied to effectively impact and address the young adults you abuse alcohol. One approach to preventing the abuse of alcohol for young adults would be to create stricter regulations to establish policies that lessen overall purchasing of alcohol for this age group. This approach could be difficult due to the fact young adults in the United States, over the age of 21, purchase more alcohol than middle aged and aging adults. Young adults represent the largest percentage of the population, which contributes large amounts of revenue into the alcohol industry. Alcohol is one of the largest money making opportunities in the world (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2006). Therefore,…

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