The Perils of Underage Drinking Essay

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Sally and John were just two normal juniors in high school looking for something fun to do one their first summer night going into their senior year. They wanted to celebrate making it to their senior year. Their idea of fun was drinking and partying. Thats exactly what they planned to do on the beautiful summer night. Little did they know the night would end up being a deadly one. Underaged drinking is a very big problem in the united states. By the age of 13 over 50% of teens had tried alcohol in their lifetime. It affects everyone from small town iowa people to big city las vegas people. underaged drinking is the number one drug problem in the united states. Each year aproximately 5000 teens die from underaged drinking. Statistics show …show more content…
Luckily this was a crash where no other people were hurt or killed. Their intoxication levels were three times the legal limit of someone of age. Let alone underaged teenagers. Now there friends and family must mourn and move on from the horrific event. When Sally and John got into the vehicle they did not think about the consequences that could come from their drunk driving. They did not think about how it would affect their community and families. How could they? They were clearly very drunk. Now all that is left is a community to pick up the pieces.
Events like Sally and Johns can be prevented. 5000 teens don't need to die every year. there is no solution somewhere in the united states there will always be teens the feel the need to drink underage and break the law, and their will always be parents that are ok with it. There are many options that could help prevent accidents like this.
One thing that needs to happen is children need to be talked to about the consequences of drinking at younger age. When their 16 and starting to drive on their own is not the time. At the point there is already high chance that they have been exposed to underaged drinking. So what should one say to their children? They need to walk them through the consequences, give them examples of what has happened to other teens like sally and John. Statistics have also shown that better parent child relationships put teens a less

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