Drug and Alcohol among College and High School Students Essay

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Drug and Alcohol among College and High School Students

In an era in which drugs and alcohol has become increasingly easy to obtain, its abuse has proportionally plagued American youth time and time again. In the past few years’ abuse amongst youngsters has reached an all time high. The effects of these substances, on students damage their mind and body; and in addition, has effected their academic performance, not only on the collegiate level but also amongst high school students. Since alcohol is the number one drug problem among young people and Marijuana, which is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States. These substances are becoming more and more frequent throughout high school students and college
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One of the reasons for that is “About two-thirds of teenagers who drink report they can buy their own alcoholic beverages.” These statistics show that the stores that sell the alcoholic beverages need to take a certain class to learn about fake I.D (identification) or many of them sell to minors for quick easy profits. Not only in liquor stores, but Bars and Clubs allow underage kids into their bars knowing that they are underage. Although it is hard to understand why they do so because if they got caught by police with underage drinkers in their bar, they would have to pay the price for it. But they allow these kids to drink underage because they assume they are going to be the ones in their bar buying the most drinks and paying the most money.

Unfortunately, teenagers often don't see the link between their actions today and the consequences tomorrow. They also have a tendency to feel indestructible and immune to the problems that others experience. Using alcohol and tobacco at a young age increases the risk of using other drugs later. Many young people have the mindset that if they smoke cigarettes, do drugs or drink as much alcohol as they want, the affects won’t hurt them because they are young. But they are certainly wrong. Although wrinkles may not appear on young smokers face’s now, the long term affects will eventually show. A teenager is normally not too worried about the chance of

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