The Social Effects Of Drinking Alcohol Essay

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Drinking culture refers to the societies and practices associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages. In Western culture, the social functions of drinking alcohol have attained various myths formed around popular culture and its social dangers. Drinking has been an abundant part in everyday adult life and is a myth of a sedative elixir or a perilous poison. The myth that embodies this artifact is that driving under the influence of alcohol has seriously negative consequences for those who participate in it. It can lead to serious accidents or worse death of the driver and to nearby pedestrians. To combat further casualties, Public Services Announcements or PSAs were created across countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States of America to spread awareness and prevent future accidents. Although these two countries share dissimilar methods in their PSAs, they took advantage of alcohol’s social danger in society and popular culture to effectively spread their message.
During the 18th to 19th centuries, Britain marked the shift in power in the Industrial Revolution, where machine and factories emerged and thrived. It was an age of social progress and technological enhancement; it was also the rise of alcoholic abuse with the escalation of individuals living in the urban slums (“Industrial”).In 1872, a fine has been issued to carriage drivers and steam engineers who became inebriated on the job. In 1925, it had become an offense for anyone to be found…

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