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Added April 23, 2014

5 Reasons to Think Before You Drink

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Have you been at a friend’s party and people were drinking beer or other alcohol? Have you ever thought about taking a drink? Underage drinking is against the law (you need to be 21 to purchase and consume alcohol) and there are a lot of risks associated with drinking, including death. We hope that these sobering facts about alcohol consumption will give you all the reasons you need to stop and think before you drink.

 

  1. It’s Dangerous!: You might feel uncoordinated, have trouble walking and have difficulty thinking clearly. Drinking too much can lead to dizziness, blurry vision, vomiting, blackouts and alcohol poisoning — which may be life-threatening. And when you’re young, it’s hard to tell when you’ve had too much.

     

  2. It Can Result in Brain Damage: Three recent studies suggest that heavy drinking causes memory loss and perhaps even permanent brain damage. MRIs of the part of your brain associated with memory and learning was 10 percent smaller in those teens that drank regularly.

     

  3. Alcohol Kills: Fatalities caused by alcohol are more than SIX times higher for young people than all illegal drugs combined.

     

  4. It Leads to a Higher Risk for Addiction: The younger you start drinking, the more likely you are to abuse alcohol and become dependent. Sadly, more than 3 million students between 12 and 17 years old begin drinking each year.

     

  5. There are Risks All Around: Adolescents who drink regularly are associated with risky sexual behaviors and academic failure, and are more likely to become both victims and perpetrators of crime

 

The fact is that underage drinking can have a negative effect on your life. There are serious consequences. So stop and think before you drink!

 

Think you or someone you know is at risk for addiction? Learn more about how to spot addiction here.

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twinklegirl
twinklegirl
Posted August 12, 2014
think before you drink!!!!!!!!!
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
There shouldn't even be special reasons... JUST DON'T DO IT!!!
Lexietoee
Lexietoee
Posted July 04, 2013
one day i met one of my best guy friends down town. He was acting REALLY weird so I asked him what was up he looked at me and started laughing he reached into his pocket and took out i mini vodka bottle... I slapped him across the face and asked him why he would ever do that to me. I barely talk to him anymore and now he drinks all the time and I just dont want to loose him... but i already have.
LSDhippie
LSDhippie
Posted January 19, 2014
Here's my reason not to drink. I know a very good friend of mine's cousin who went to a party and got drunk. She passed out but not before saying some awful stuff about the host's favorite football team the 49ers, she passed out with a pony tail and when she woke up her beautiful blonde hair was chopped of no lie. So sad I cried for her it took her years to grow it back please people do t drink
purple2477
purple2477
Posted July 28, 2013
I was watching the news and heard that a tenager died because of too many drinks
eby2fly
eby2fly
Posted July 30, 2013
To all of you beautiful people out their I recommend that you really don't drink or smoke it can harm you in a really bad way you don't have to do that stuff just to be cool cause guess what those cool people are going to die before you...
vband1Dlover
vband1Dlover
Posted August 20, 2012
i hope that i don't drink and smoke for whoever lost somebody i am so so sorry
The Amazing Googley Bear
The Amazing Googley Bear
Posted April 29, 2013
beatlemaniac, drinking once in a while is NOT ok..... thats how people start because they think just a little wont hurt...... it adds up though
puffyface
puffyface
Posted August 04, 2012
my familys jeans say i can get a dictid very easy
Lordina779
Lordina779
Posted January 03, 2013
Dont EVER drink EVER!!!!!!! ANYONE WHO SAYS YEAH GO AHEAD GO FOR IT AND DRINK DONT!!!!!!!! DONT!!!!!!!!!!!DONT!!!!!!!!! EVER DRINK DONT LET PEOPLE PRESSURE YOU TO DRINK OR DO ANYTHING YOU DONT WANNA DO!!!!
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