What are the dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol in adolescence?
Here are just some of the dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol in adolescence:
- Alcohol reduces the ability of adolescents to concentrate.
- Teenagers who have experienced alcohol withdrawal syndrome tend to have memory difficulties.
- Unlike adults, adolescents tend to abuse alcohol with other substances, often these are light drugs.
- Teenage boys who drink a lot, as a rule, less than a year begin to learn worse than those teenagers who do not.
- The younger the adolescents, when they start drinking, the more chances are that they have more problems with alcohol.
Every year, about 2,000 people aged 21 and older die in car accidents, in which they get drunk driving. Alcohol - the culprit of almost half of all violent deaths involving teenagers.
According to the research, more than a third of the eighth grade students who often consume alcohol, said that they tried to commit suicide compared to those girls in this class who do not drink.
Intoxication is the result of a high alcohol content in the blood, which is often found in adolescents who abuse alcohol.
Adolescents who drink are more prone to sexual activity, unprotected sex, sex with unfamiliar partners, or may be a victim or perpetrators of sexual violence.
Excessive use of alcohol can cause or hide many emotional problems, such as anxiety or depression.
The first use of alcohol usually begins at the age of about 13 years. According to studies, adolescents aged 12 to 17 say that they think they drink a lot (five or more drinks at a time and repeat these "feats" during the month), 77 percent of teens have voiced at least one serious problem , connected with the use of alcohol last year. According to polls, 63 percent of adolescents experienced the negative effects of alcohol, 20 percent reported having psychological problems associated with drinking alcoholic beverages, and 12 percent reported having alcohol-related health problems.
Teenagers who drink heavily often skip school, study badly, run the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases or are sexually abused, or inclined to commit suicide. Drinking increases the likelihood of delinquency and aggressive behavior, including escape from home, fights, vandalism, property spoiling, theft.