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In this article it talks about why teenagers want to drink, the main reason that they state is acceptance. I feel as if many teenagers can relate o this article as a teenage girl I know what it is like to want to be accepted and the pressures that this holds. This article holds many statements from professers, doctors and people frim the drug association. It tells you the law about alcohol and how it is legal when it is handed by your parents privately at home or in a private club. I do not agree with this law as i find it inappropriate and damaging teenagers. Although I do agree with the first section of this article as it will relate to many teenagers as they know what it is like to want to feel accepted and how pressure can be to hard for some people.

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Underage Drinking. Alcohol Health Facts from DrinkWise Australia

Underage drinking and teenage drinking in Australia. Alcohol carries a number of risks and consequences for teenagers. Get the facts about alcohol and health.
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In this article professor Ian Hickie is talking about the developing brain in teenagers and how the frontal lobes in the human brain are not fully developed until the early twenties. Disrupter to the development to this section of the brain is caused by alcohol and causes many nerve cells to become dysfunctional the areas that are mainly effected are learning, memory, planning, emotional stability and thinking. I agree with this article as it is saying that alcohol use until the legal age of 18 is damaging your brain and will cause dysfunctions.

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Perin Leach's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:24 AM

I found this article extremelly interesting and eye opening. Professor Ian Hickie talks about the develping drain in teenagers and how the "frontal lobes" in the human brain are not fully developed until the early twenties. While this particular section of the brain is developing, disruption to it caused by alcholol or drugs can cause nerve cells to become dysfunctional and can effect many things we do in daily life which are extremelly important, things like memory, planning, emotional stability and learning or thinking in general. Like i said above, i think this article is extremelly eye opening and interesting as it gives statistics and is generally a very easy article to follow and understand. 

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Why should we worry about underage drinking? | Social Marketing ...

Why should we worry about underage drinking? | Social Marketing ... | Stay in Control - Ashleigh | Scoop.it
Underage drinking is a major public health issue for Australia, the US, the UK and most other industrialized countries. Alcohol is involved in 13% of deaths in the 14–17 year old age group, and one teenager dies and more ...
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In this article it is telling us about the dangers of underage drinking in Australia, it talks about the death and hospital statistics and how much teenagers aged 14-17 are consuming. It shows us the three arguments that teenagers think and also have proven each to be wrong. They are 1,   “Alcohol is good for us” 2, “Drinking is pretty harmless (compared to other vices)” and 3, “It’s no worse now than in the past”. They have given ways to help stop underage drinking or minimise it. This also include prevention for underage drinking in the future and educating everyone about this topic.  I strongly agree with this article as it is stating the facts about Australian teenaged drinking and the things that teenages are thinking as the creators of this article have experienced it in the present day. 

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Alcohol - teenagers - Better Health Channel

Alcohol - teenagers - Better Health Channel | Stay in Control - Ashleigh | Scoop.it
Alcohol or 'booze' is widely used by teenagers. Binge drinking, drink driving and unsafe sex can all result from the misuse of alcohol. Alcohol is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population.
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In this article it comments on how parents see alcohol, the risks of alcohol, binge drinking, schoolies week, drink driving alcohol and sex, impaired brain development, serious injury and death, alcohol and other drugs, parental role modeling, preventing alcohol abuse and where you can get help. In this article the things I found most interesting was how parents see alcohol. A parents view on alcohol was that it was a less dangerous drug and that they would rather their children using alcohol rather then other drugs. It says that over half of teenagers over the age of 14 drink regularly. It states how dangerous schoolies week is and how the high levels of intoxication are dangerous for the still developing brain. These were the things I found most interesting about the article, I do agree with many things in this article but i do not agree with the statement that over half of the teenagers over the age of 14 drink regularly. 

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The numbers behind what we drink (Drinking Statistics) - When To Say When

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This article that I have found gives statistics not only for teenage drinking but the effects that is has after teenage years and what concequences occur if you start to binge drink young. In the article it talks about the difference in generations and how they change the way that their children will drink and whe they will start. It shows an increase in binge drinking from a younger age drom 2001-2013. It tells us that marketing has a large contribution into the drinking patterns of teenages and marketing has made drinking more appealing when a teenager is uneducated about the harms and concequences of binge drinking. It also shows the cost of drinking on society and how teenages drinking is effecting our economy. I feel that this article had some good and strong points although it did have some areas that did not relate to our topic.

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Judge dismisses underage drinking charges in high profile Deep Run case

Judge dismisses underage drinking charges in high profile Deep Run case | Stay in Control - Ashleigh | Scoop.it
Citing a procedural error and at one point bemoaning the inability of underage military veterans to drink beer, a Henrico County judge on Thursday tossed out underage alcohol possession charges against two Deep Run High School students.
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This is an article about a judge dismissing two school students under the age of 18 for drinking at a school function/dance. The reason fro a dismissal was the arresting officer was not able to produce accurate documentary of the age of the two teenagers. I don't agree with this article as the teenagers should not of been let off with underage drinking as it is against the law and will do damage to their bodies. They should of had concequences as they need to be educated about binge drinking and to learn the law.

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