Drinking Alcohol Essay
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Alcohol can and does kill millions of people. It can effect your brain and make you shake, lose all your senses, and kill off your brain cells. It also can cause your liver to deteriorate and not function properly. Liver transplants are hard to come by and do not happen often, if your liver goes out you do not have many chances of living much longer. You could also choke on your puke and die. Drinking too much alcohol can kill you, but millions of people consume mass amounts daily.
College students drink and party a great amount. The average student drinks at least three nights a week and that is the weekend. Most sororities and fraternities encourage drinking. The fraternities make their pledges drink and the…show more content…
I do not know how those kids do it, but hopefully they will realize it someday.
In my experience in college, I have realized that alcohol has had a very bad impact on my choices and academics. Although my grades this semester have improved from last semester, I have not picked up a book in two weeks. I went to Arizona to visit this guy that I know from high school and all I did was drink when I was there. Once I returned, I had to work and I have also had a lot of stupid things to deal with ever since. Somehow I managed to drink thursday, friday, and saturday. Each night I did not get home until around four or five in the morning. I do not know how I did it, but I made it to class on friday. I do not feel as if I have a drinking problem because I know I do not need it to have a good time. I am shy and when I drink I do not feel shy anymore and just walk up to random people and talk to them. It is really hard for me to make friends when I am sober because I choke up and can not think of anything to say. Also, I can not dance but when I am drunk I have so much fun dancing and laughing with my friends and the people I meet. Somehow alcohol is easily available and people want to drink with me so that is how it usually starts. There are many bad situations where I feel could have been avoided if I had not been drunk. I think that I need to get back in the habit of doing all
Your teenage years come with a lot of pressures, including the pressures to fit in and do well in school. With school, sports, activities and maybe even a part-time job, finding the time to lead a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. As a teen, it is important to remember that the healthy habits you adopt now will carry with you throughout the rest of your life. Taking care of your body is important in maintaining good health long-term.
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To remain healthy as a teen, maintain a healthy weight. Regular exercise and good eating habits are crucial to your health and well-being. Teens should get 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Exercise can include aerobics, flexibility exercises and strength training. It is important to find an activity or multiple activities you enjoy. Consider sports, weight lifting, aerobics class, swimming, walking or running. If 60 minutes seems like a lot of exercise to commit to at one time, it's okay to break up your exercise sessions throughout the day.
Good eating habits are also important in maintaining a healthy weight. Eat a variety of foods, and remember that it is okay to have an occasional treat. Consider eliminating soda pop from your diet, eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, eating foods from all the different food groups, choosing healthy snacks, always eating breakfast and avoiding eating just because you are bored.
Avoid bad habits -- including tobacco, drug and alcohol use. These products can have long-term affects on your health. Tobacco not only smells bad and affected the people around you, but can lead to serious conditions including lung and heart disease.
Another concern for teenagers is the pressure to try alcohol. KidsHealth.org indicates that 80 percent of teenagers have given alcohol a try. Alcohol impairs your judgment, adds calories to your diet, can destroy relationships and can lead to liver problems.
Drugs are another temptation. Drugs problems can come in the form of inhalants, marijuana use or the abuse of prescription drugs. Drugs abuse is dangerous for your mind and body, and overdosing on drugs can cause long-term health effects or even death. If you think you have a substance or alcohol abuse problem, talk to a trusted adult, parent or counselor.
If you have made the decision to have sex as a teenager, make wise decisions regarding your health. To avoid pregnancy and getting a sexually transmitted disease, use protection in the form of condoms, birth control pills, shots, rings and patches, IUDs, diaphragms, spermicide or cervical caps. Remember that prescription birth control methods do not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Talk to your doctor about the birth control methods that are right for you. When you become sexually active, make a yearly trip to your doctor for a checkup.
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