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Binge drinking 'killing two teens a week' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Binge drinking 'killing two teens a week' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Denali - Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Health experts say there are about two deaths a week in Australia among binge-drinking young people.
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Although this article is short, it gets the message across easily and intensely. The real-life story and the statistic that is included in the title, are really the only things that are needed to persuade teenagers to stop drinking or thinking about drinking. "Eminently preventable" also grasps my attention because I think to myslef, 'why would you pose that risk upon youself when you could easily avoid it.' The major message stated is that your actions can have fatal consequences.

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Binge drinking traps brains in adolescence, Brisbane research shows

Binge drinking traps brains in adolescence, Brisbane research shows | Denali - Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Teenagers who binge drink risk trapping their brains in permanent adolescence and lay the groundwork for alcoholism, new research shows.
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"Irreversibly altered the brain" is the quote that has the most impact on myself. I believe it is because I cannot imagine anyone that would want that to happen to them. This article is full of quotes like this that can dramatically change people's perspective on alcohol for the better. It includes what happen to the brain when alcohol is consumed. "The younger a child or teenager starts binge drinking and the more they drink, the worse the possible outcome for them." This sentence also increases my dislike for alcohol and pulls me even further away from the situation of drinking. This article makes it evident that alcohol is simply not good for you and can have significant effects on yourself and others once you start drinking. 

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My drinking, your problem: alcohol hurts non-drinkers too

Drinking a lot of alcohol is bad for the drinker’s health, both in the short and in the long run. But drinking often affects others adversely, too.
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There is no doubt that the issue of alcohol goes beyond the individual drinking - it impacts people that are extremely close to you, or people that you have never even met. The amount of people that are effected is extensive therefore, it is extremely important that teenagers, and people, that choose to drink, understand that you are not only going to damage yourself, but others too. This article addresses this topic with statistics, solutions and examples. "367 Australians die because of another’s drinking, and 13,660 are hospitalised." This shocking statistic immediately creates a sense of digust to the reader. This article is extremely powerful which is really important as it talks about an very significant effect of drinking alcohol. I believe it is an article that EVERYBODY should read!

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Alcohol abuse putting teenage girls at risk - National - theage.com.au

Teenage girls are more than three times as likely as boys to drink
alcohol at least once a week and are more at risk of the harmful
effects of binge drinking than their male peers. - The Age Online
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This article contains a lot of statistics which I believe easily persuade people to change their ways and understand the consequences and the amount of people that have now been a victim of drinking alcohol. It ‘appeals’ especially to females because the statistics are focused around them. I think this personalisation to the female viewer demonstrates the message easier. The article also pushes the need to stop alcohol abuse by teenagers because it states the devastating effects that alcohol has on adolescents' health and life in general. 

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Young Life Australia

Welcome to Young Life Australia, a dynamic not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and nurturing our youth by building confidence, values and resilience.
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I included this article as it covers many different aspects of the very broad topic - teenagers and alcohol. One of its main sub-topics is raising the drinking age. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, who recently visited our school, discusses the topic. I believe that this discussion can help teenagers recognise the maturity that is needed to drink. His authority also pushes the topic even further. It also includes many statistics which I think are very significant to changing someone's perspective as they are factual not opinion. The shocking statistics used easily convice readers, especially younger ones, that alcohol has devestating consequences. 

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Alcohol in movies linked to teen drinking

STARS who knock back whiskey, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study suggests.
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Included in this article are statistics that have are very important but I believe that the most important thing is how to NOT be influenced by the things shown. Once you read this article, you can identify the things that are demonstrated in our everyday lives. Similarly to 'learning from your mistakes,' you can avoid the risks and consequences of drinking alcohol once you know the effects and the influences - which this article easily recognises. I believe, under any circumstance - alcohol related or not - it is important to stick to what you know is right and not be pressured or influenced by the things that are seen in the media.

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Do first jobs encourage underage drinking? | Grog Watch

Do first jobs encourage underage drinking? | Grog Watch | Denali - Stay in Control | Scoop.it
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I believe that once you know something right, you steer away from what is wrong. This article talks about the influences of drinking alcohol at a work place, therefore once you know about the risks that could be evident, you know what to do if the situation occurs. As well as the dangers at a first job, it states the health issues that alcohol creates. Together, the actions and the consequences written about in this article make readers aware of the presence of alcohol in everyday situations. 

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Study shows half of Australia's 17-year-olds binge drink

Study shows half of Australia's 17-year-olds binge drink | Denali - Stay in Control | Scoop.it
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Similarly, this article uses many statistics but this time, they are focused around the topic of sex. These figures demonstrate the large amount of teenagers - male and female - that had sex which they regretted. The overall  message displayed, it that it increases your vulnerability of becoming the victim of unwanted and unsafe sex. I believe this article is very influential to teenagers and it states its message very clearly which allows readers to understand the impacts of alcohol easier. 

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Peer pressure driving teens to drink - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peer pressure driving teens to drink - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Denali - Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Schoolies' week is within striking distance, and for many teenagers the countdown to hard partying and even harder drinking has begun.
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Obviously, this article focuses on the impacts of peer pressure. Personally, I believe this is a extremely important topic within the subject of alcohol. It identifies how people are peer pressured and how to minimise being peer pressured to drink. These points allow people to realise the consequences and how to get out of drinking as the result of peer pressure. It is extremely important that everybody understands the effects of peer pressure and this article achieves that. 

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