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A Substance Known as Alcohol.

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Sarah Choi A Substance Known as Alcohol Parents are concerned that something might happen to their beloved sons or daughters if they are not in the conscious state of mind at all times. They might do things that they don't normally do when they are sober or they might cause a great deal of trouble because of the lack of power to determine what is right and what is wrong; the excess amount of courage buried under them might be unleashed and that undiscovered treasure can bring about unimaginable possibilities. Many college students come in contact with this dangerous beverage, known as alcohol, in social gatherings, such as parties, barbecues and clubs; it may also be part of tailgating before a big football game or simply something to stimulate their brain cells to begin their long journey of homework and study, even though it's a depressant. Although all colleges forbid their underage students from consuming this drink, students still do it, either in parties or secretly in their dorms. No matter how much parents warn their children about how dangerous alcohol is or the danger of drunk driving, they most often will still drink, so why not let them experience it before they go to college? ...read more.


Parents should tape-record this whole process to show their children their transformations from sober beasts to vulnerable beings. This is all done under parental supervision, so nothing dangerous or hazardous can happen if everything is under control. This experiment has to be done with alcohol, because children probably won't listen to their parents about the dangers of alcohol if they just talk about it. Parents need some hands-on proof to prove what they're saying is right. Also, the more they drink the higher tolerance they build but while some may be allergic to alcohol. After this experiment and when their children go to a party or a club, they may stop drinking when they know they have reached their limit or they may remember that mom told them to stay at a friend's house and not go home for the night because they doesn't have capability to focus and respond quickly enough to conduct driving on the road in the dark. These little reminders can save millions of lives and regrets from both the parents and their children. ...read more.


Parents should not encourage drinking, but they should definitely teach their children what alcohol is, the feeling of being "buzzed" or "drunk", their disabilities as a human being when they lose the intelligence to think correctly and the aftermath of alcohol. The aftermath might prevent their children from drinking so much because those headaches can torture the strongest people on this planet. If they have never tried this unknown substance and begin in college, many things might happen to them if they hang around the wrong people. Reasons why the law might have forbidden people under the age of twenty-one to drink are the rate of rapes and accidents caused by drunk driving. If the rate wasn't so high, the drinking age might have been lower. The authorities probably set the drinking age to twenty-one because children are considered to be fully-grown when they turn twenty-one. They should be able to bear the responsibilities for their actions and they should be able to take care of themselves. Also, they should have the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. Many people are probably experienced consumers by the time they become legal drinkers. ...read more.

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