underage drinking-serious risk to children

Consuming alcohol has emerged as new exciting trend among teenagers. They find it very cool. Many even encourage their fellows to consume alcohol. You have  passed an exam or failed  it’s your birthday or you  patch up with girlfriend/boyfriend or even broken up ,every occasion  no matter whether happiness or sadness alcohol is going to be a solution for everything.

Why it is becoming so important for them? Do they know about the consequences? What can be the probable solutions? What are the reasons behind doing so? These are the questions need to be answered to minimize the problem and save our youth.

Sources responsible for increased drinking habits

Ease of access to alcohol

The increased ease of access to alcohol is important source of concern. There are number of legal and illegal shops selling alcohol .increase in these shops are source of concern.

Availability of alcohol at pocket money prices

Because of increase in shops this killer beverage is easily available at price easily affordable to a teenager. To increase their sale few offer discounts on multiple packs so instead of buying six packs one buy slabs of beer

What you get in return by drinking?

Long term and irreversible damage to brain

Drinking in adolescence period is going to damage two crucial part of brain one which is responsible for logics, reasoning, self-regulation and the other which maintains your learning and memory.

Ultimately this will adversely affects thinking; functioning and behaviour as a teenage grow and reaches his/her 20’s.

Develop as addiction

Drinking in early age’s results in developing addiction for alcohol at later life Researches and studies have found that people who begin drinking at 15 are four times likely to develop addiction than those who starts at 20’s.

Damages mental health

Alcohol is often used by teenagers to cope with depression also and to get relieved from anxiety. Using alcohol for solving these kind of problems will damage their ability of learning to get out of these situations naturally.it is found that consuming alcohol in depression and suicides are linked because it ruins mental health completely

Harmful consequences –for teenage girls

Girl’s brain is at higher risk than boys. The risk of brain damage is higher in case of teenage girls than teenage boys

Reasons behind higher risk to teenage girls than teenage boys

o A girl's brain tends to develop a couple of years earlier than a boy's.

o A girl has a slower metabolic rate than a boy

o There is usually a higher body-fat ratio in a girl than a boy

o Girls generally weigh less than boys

o Boys and girls have hormonal differences

Recommendations/solution to control alcohol consumption by teenagers

Developing system to monitor sale, supply and delivery to illegal stores and it should be done after age verification

Controlling the prices at which it is available so that it would never be affordable to any teenager

Parental influence and drinking habits should be kept in mind by families

Parents and schools should take care of peer pressure through which child is dealing

Drinking isn’t cool it is nothing but way of ending your life .it kills you silently. Never think that it is your friend, it’s a foe.

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