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Friday, November 04, 2005


It seems like people can make bad decisions alot easyer when under the influence
When alcohol is in your blood it gets to your brain and causes you to do things you might not have done if you were not intoxicated
Many people feel like they can control how much they will drink

yeah im 16

When alcohol is inputted into our brain, it induces many forms of typical behavior outputs such as impaired judgement, extreme emotion, and slowed behavior. Long-term effects include damage in cognitive behavior especially associated with the frontal lobes of the brain such as "slowed processing of information, difficulty in learning new material, deficits in abstraction and problem solving, and reduced visuospatial abilities." (1). The reason for this kind of damage in cognitive behavior can be explained the alcohols effect on the brain structure itself. Researchers have found that brains of alcoholics are smaller and have an increased number of brain tissue loss then the comparable nonalcoholic. Known as the premature aging hypothesis, alcohol is stated to "accelerate normal aging" and make the young alcoholics older then they really are. This kind of aging due to alcohol allows the younger non-alcoholics of the same age, faster and quicker in cognitive abilities.

Kim, Sarah . "Alcohol and its effects." Online posting. 7 January 2002. Serendip. 04 Nov 2005.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

the stuff

I. Introduction
a. Dangers
b. Laws
c. treatments
d. stories

II. Laws
a, The laws that follow underage drinking are srictly infoced
b. basically if you are caught producing alcohol, like moonshine, or other bootleg stuff the fines are 5,000 smakers, and 90 days in jail.
c. for other offeces the penaltys are generally 2 months in jail, and a maximum $500 fine.
d. duis are insaely tight with inforcement, when your caught you lose your licenes for 1 year- first offence, 2 years for second offence. Fines range from $5,000 - $8,125.

III. Dangers
a. the dangers of drinking are vast, you could become addicted, when your body has to have alcohol to function
b. You could fall into a routien of drinking, and you cant just have one, you cant help yourself you have to have a few drinks.
c. When your pregnate and drink, the baby can have birth defects from the mothers habbits
d. You can get alcohol posioning from drinking to much to fast

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Alcohol… what words are used to describe such a common DRUG? To get the BIG matter what you do, no matter who you know, if you are under 21 it is illegal to drink alcohol. Law inforcement is very sritct with those types of things. In schools there is a zero tolerence for underage drinking.

Why is this when it is such a tolerated drug once your 21? Its not a hard drug to control… I don’t see what the problem is. In todays society it is difficult to find anyone who does not drink. If your smart and don’t get caught, you can get away with being “high” with alcohol. Unfotunate ones who get caught get expelled or go to juvie. I think the system is dramatic with punishments, laws, and youngins.

How come there is no tolerence for underage drinkers? My question is just a general question to find out about alcohol abuse.

Ha im a loser^^^^^

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Alcohol, a history

Higher primates, such as chimpanzees, will eat rotting fruit to enjoy the "high" from their fermenting juices. It's therefore pretty safe to assume early Man did, too. The process of sugars fermenting into alcohol occurs regularly in nature through contact with airborne yeasts. But alcohol use would not have begun in earnest until the dawn of agriculture. Most sugars are simply not abundant enough in nature to make serious production worthwhile, so we probably began farming before we began brewing.

The drugs, which go by the street names "booze" and "fags", are being sold by huge cartels, in reastaurants, bars, supermarkets and even sweet shops! Children as young as ten have access to these addictive drugs, which kill millions of people in any number of nasty and painful ways.

LOL who uses fags and more? Ha!

I think this is true and will help only positively for my research...

Turner, E. J. "Alcohol in History." Online posting. 1998. e is for ephidrina. 01 Nov 2005. .

Fridays... unfortunate events

Umm for my primary source for my topic... i'll talk to police... and interview my... acuantences...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

You do drugs hu?

Notes: Drinking can cause longterm damage. You can ruin your kidnys, kill brain cells, cause you to black out, law inforcement is tuff on aclohal users, DUI- driving under the infuence

citation;"Youth and Underage drinking; an overview." 1 Sep 2005. 26 Oct. 2005 .

The reasons why adolescents use alcohol are complex but include curiosity, a need to fit in with friends, and a desire to relax and escape problems.20 For some, additional factors may be involved.

Highlights from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Alert on Youth Drinking21 include the following risk factors:

* Genetic Factors: Children of alcoholic are significantly more likely to initiate drinking during adolescence and to develop alcohol use disorders, but the relative influences of environment and genetics have not been determined and vary among young people.

* Childhood Behavior: Research has shown that children who are very restless and impulsive at age 3 are twice as likely to be diagnosed with alcohol dependency at age 21. Aggressiveness in children as young as ages 5 to 10 has been found to predict alcohol and other drug use in adolescence.

* Psychiatric Disorders: Among 12- to 16-year-olds, regular alcohol use has been significantly associated with conduct disorder; in one study, adolescents who reported higher levels of drinking were more likely to have conduct disorder. Whether anxiety and depression lead to or are consequences of alcohol abuse is unresolved. In a study of college freshmen, a DSM-III diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependence was twice as likely among those with anxiety disorder as those without this disorder. In another study, college students diagnosed with alcohol abuse were almost four times as likely as student without alcohol abuse to have a major depressive disorder. In most of these cases, depression preceded alcohol abuse. In a study of adolescents in residential treatment for alcohol and illicit drug dependence, 25 percent met the DSM-III criteria for depression – three times the rate reported for controls. In 43 percent of these cases, the onset of alcohol and/or illicit drug dependence preceded the depression; in 35 percent, the depression occurred first and in 22 percent, the disorders occurred simultaneously.

* Suicidal Behavior: Alcohol use among adolescents has been associated with considering, planning, attempting, and completing suicide. In one study, 37 percent of 8th grade females who drank heavily reported attempting suicide, compared with 11 percent who did not drink. Research does not indicate whether drinking causes suicidal behavior, only that the two behaviors are correlated.

* Parental and Peer Influences: Parents’ drinking behavior and favorable attitudes about drinking have been associated with adolescents’ initiating and continuing drinking. Early initiating of drinking has been identified as an important risk factor for later alcohol-related problems. Lack of parental support, monitoring, and communication also has been significantly related to frequency of drinking, heavy drinking, and drunkenness among adolescents. Peer drinking and acceptance also influences adolescent drinking behaviors.
* Expectancies: Positive expectations from alcohol use have been found to increase with age and to predict the onset of drinking among adolescents.

Additional Risk Factors include:22

* Being a sibling of an adolescent who uses alcohol and illicit drugs
* Experiencing learning disorders or other academic problems
* Delinquency
* Teen Pregnancy

“Your Time – Their Future” is a campaign of the Center for Substance Abuse prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It urges adults to become actively involved in working with children, ages 7 to 14, to develop healthy and useful skills and interests. The campaign encourages adults to volunteer to spend more quality time with youngsters in need of guidance and mentor them toward productive and rewarding lives. Research has shown that such adult involvement can and does help children and young adolescents to resist the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs which are dangerous and illegal.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

All that junk

I started my reaserch on underage drinking today. I found many a group for students and mother against drinking. I really wonder now what the big fat deal is. I need to narrow down why teenagers drink, we definately drink to have a good time. Drinking only seems to efect dunring the drunkedness and a hangover maybe, so what are the long term effects of drinking? What seems to be the problem and why is there so much of a need for outside help?

Im lovin 80's day

It's pretty much the most fun ive had i three days! Everybody looks so fabtabulous!
I LOVE THE 80'S!!!!
This is a fun site for the 80's ness!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Report much

I would like to have my report circle around underage drinking.

Im really hungery

well as i previously stated im hungery