Teenage Drinking Research Paper

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Minors Drinking in Their Homes With Parental Consent
The idea has been do not drink until the age of twenty-one, but why is twenty-one significant and special? Why should people under the legal age not be allowed to drink under parental supervision within their homes? The idea is that drinking under the legal age will cause harm to the body of the consumer or even cause the person to become an alcoholic before they enter into adulthood. There has been many different research studies trying to determine all different factors that drive adolescents to drink. Could this cause be partly influenced by overparenting or under parenting the child?
Teens and young adults will start drinking because of a variety of reasons, some do it to be considered
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The tax on alcohol has not been raised in many years, so alcohol is quite a bit cheaper for people. Raising the tax will not make people slow down buying alcohol, though. During the recent recession when the consumable income was much lower, the amount of alcohol sold remained unchanged (Price, 2012). When the government raises the taxes on alcohol it only punishes the moderate drinkings who have more disposable income. Peter H. Cressy in the alcohol abuse article from CQ Researcher says “The solution is a comprehensive effort that includes tough laws, strong enforcement, educational programs, and targeted interventions” (Price, …show more content…
It explains why adolescents who have used drugs or alcohol do not become dependant on them in the future. Caffeine is the first gateway drug that is used by most teenagers. Caffeine, if used heavily, may trigger the urge for harder drugs such as alcohol and tobacco and possibly then onto marijuana (the first drugs of “abuse”). Substance abuse is caused by a series of negative consequences, that makes a chain reaction to use harder drugs and misuse them (Sussman, Skara, & Ames, 2008). Arguments, bad grades, fights, and many other things can trigger one of these effects if the adolescent will abuse substances or not in the future. Abuse varies from adults and adolescents because of the classifications on how the substance affects the person, if it causes harm to the person the usage is classified as substance abuse (Sussman, Skara, &

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