Essay on Underage Drinking : The Never Ending Problem

1248 Words Apr 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Underage Drinking: the Never Ending Problem Timothy is a sixteen-year old sophomore. Timmy had never drunk before until last night. He went to a party with his friends and there was alcohol there. He was not planning to drink but his friends kept pressuring him, telling him it was safe and that everything was going to be okay. Timmy began to drink, got very drunk, and decided it would be okay to drive himself home. The nest morning Timmy awoke in the hospital to find that he had gotten into a car crash and almost killed himself and the family in the other car involved. There are many cases where alcohol is the problem, especially when underage drinking is involved. Underage drinking has become a serious threat to our society and to the future of our generation because of its serious immediate consequences and life changing long term effects.
“Annually, about 5,000 people under age 21 die from alcohol-related injuries involving underage drinking”(“Consequences of Underage Drinking”). This is just one example of the bad effects underage drinking has. Not only does underage drinking cause injuries, it causes teen pregnancy, alcohol addiction, and it is associated with tobacco and drug use. Many teenagers start by having what they think is a harmless beer but little do they know that it leads to much more. “Approximately forty percent of individuals who report drinking before age 15 also describe their behavior and drinking at some point in their lives in ways consistent…

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