Effects of Teenage Drinking
The effects of teenage drinking can be quite serious. The most serious effects of teenage drinking is that it leads to adult dependence. Other effects of teenage drinking include decreased inhibitions that may lead to risk-taking behaviors. Alcohol intoxication impairs the judgment and teens who are intoxicated may engage in a number of dangerous behaviors.
Teen alcohol use nearly always causes poor performance in school, if the teen is using on any kind of a regular basis. Teens who use alcohol have trouble concentrating in class and on assignments. They also have difficulty with peer relationships and with relationships with teachers and other authority figures.
There are also health risks involved with alcohol use. Health problems can include stomach ulcers, liver problems, heart problems, and malnutrition. These problems generally occur in people who have been drinking over a longer period of time and are not always seen in teens, but can result as they grow older if they continue to drink.
The word "drugs" has a negative association with it. When we hear the word drugs we think of illegal substances that mess with our heads and can make us addicted. However, when most teens experience drugs or talk about drugs they are talking about the illegal ones. Drugs are everywhere - we see people doing them on TV, read horror stories of celebrities that overdose and we see our own peers doing them. It is very important that teens be informed of the extreme dangers that are involved in the use of any type of illegal or legal drug use, and when these are used improperly.
Many drugs substances can harm your body and your brain. Some drugs severely impair a person's ability to make healthy choices and decisions. Teens who drink, for example, are more likely to get involved in dangerous situations. Some teens take drugs just for the pleasure they believe they can bring.
Some teens believe drugs will help them think better, be more popular, stay more active, or become a better athlete. Others are simply curious and figure one try won't hurt. Others want to fit in. Many teens use drugs to gain attention from their parents or because they are depressed or think drugs will help them escape their problems. The truth is, drugs don't solve problems. Drugs simply hide feelings and problems. When a drug wears off, the feelings and problems remain - or become worse. Drugs can ruin every aspect of a person's life.
By : Alvin Nur Luqman