Binge Drinking on Campus Essay by Peter Pen

Binge Drinking on Campus
This paper discuses the problem of binge drinking on campus.
# 64777 | 1,615 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006

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This paper explains that alcohol is basically a poison which acts as a depressant on the central nervous system, that can lead to death. The author points out that part of the problem seems to be that students, immersed in a social situation where binge drinking is pervasive, don't seem to realize what constitutes excess. The paper relates that binge drinking not only causes harm to the abuser but also causes economic, emotional and physical harm to other people and to society, such as automobile accidents, unprotected sex and birth defects.

From the Paper:

"The age range which has the highest alcohol consumption rates is late teens to the late twenties. This statistic verifies that the social trend in this country seems to be that "adolescence" is being extended further and further as young people stay economically dependent in on their parents for longer periods of time. Along with this, adolescent behavior is becoming more acceptable for longer periods-that is, young people are not marrying or having families as early as previous generations. This is understandable in that, for many, economically, times are tough. But, part of "growing up" is to moderate behavior to what makes good sense. College students have to realize that they are mortal."

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