Teenagers and Alcohol Essay

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Teenagers and Alcohol





Teenagers and Alcohol
“Spank them moderately and send them to church and don’t give them anything to drink until
they’re 18, and that’s about all we can say.” This advice was given by the Associated
Press to parents of teenagers regarding the topic of alcohol. The facts have shown,
however, that this is not all parents can say or do. So people believe talking to children
about alcohol will make them more curious and more prone to using alcohol. But studies
have shown that children who receive frank information about the dangers of alcohol are
less likely to want to try it. Education is the key to alcohol prevention.

To prevent teenagers from becoming involved with alcohol, they must first be informed
about alcohol and taught basic principles and morals. Without strong beliefs about why
they should not use alcohol, it will be harder for them to resist the temptation.

What Shall We Tell Them?
Young adults must now that alcohol acts as a depressant of the nervous system and brain.
They need to be taught, when they are still very young, that alcohol is harmful to their
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