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Shocked mum fights underage drinking

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Shelley McGrath knows better than most about the dangers of underage drinking.

Via Sophia Whitton
gabby knight's insight:

i found this article interesting because it was coming from a person who has been a witness of what can be caused by drinking underage and binge drinking. getting a perspective from the mother made me have a better understanding of what she was feeling when the doctors told her she was unconcious

Sophia Whitton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:35 AM

I think that it is amazing that Shelly McGrath and her daughter have gone through this traumatic ordeal and have decided to speak out about it and help those who are struggling with the same problems.

In the article, the little details and Shelley's emotions that are included, like the doctors comments on her daughters condition or even the alcohol her daughter was drinking, gave me a sense of connection with the article as the audience.

Perin Leach's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:52 AM
I think it’s a really great thing that Shelly McGrath and her daughter have gone such a scary and eye opening ordeal and are speaking out to other people to explain and warn of the horror that other people could go through or are possibly going through now. In the article, it explains how Shelly McGrath was under the impression she was leaving her daughter in the care of her friends parents and would be safe, whereas she was planning to sneak off to an unsupervised party with her friend. I think the article is moving in some aspects, for example when the doctor comments on her daughters condition and how “she was supposed to wake up by now” really makes you realize how this sort of stuff ruins people and their families.
Samuel Shalala's curator insight, March 10, 2015 7:00 PM

i agree with this article, as the mum is trying to tell people to stop underage drinking.

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Teenage girls worse drinkers than boys (NZ)

A national survey by Massey University's Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE) public health unit revealed this week that teenage girls were binge-drinking more than ever. The survey showed the percentage of females aged 16 and 17 binge-drinking on a night out increased from 9 per cent to 28 per cent between 1995 and 2011.

Via ReGenUC, Mackenzie Roberts
gabby knight's insight:

This article shows that gender is a huge part of adolescent drinking, mostly because girls are more attention seeking when it comes to sex and partys if theyre involved.

Mackenzie Roberts's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:35 PM

'Teenage Girls worse drinkers than boys' Point out some interesting points and reasons this could be because is Girls become 'drunk' more easily than men and girls may feel the need to for peer pressure and to recieve attention of males

Isabel Bodey's curator insight, May 13, 2015 4:03 AM

This is very shocking to see that girls feel they have to prove themselves too the boys in saying they can drink more alcohol. In actual fact girls cannot handle as much alcohol as boys can so they are doing themselves much more harm by drinking heaps of alcohol than the boys are doing. Girls need to respect themselves a bit more and know that being drunk and throwing up everywhere is not a pretty look and does not attract worth-while men.

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The Dangers of Teen Binge Drinking | The Camp Drug Rehab - Bay Area Northern CA

The Dangers of Teen Binge Drinking | The Camp Drug Rehab - Bay Area Northern CA | stay in control by gabby |

Binge drinking is associated with mental health disorders and teenagers who binge drink in highschool are more likely to binge drink in college. Teenage binge drinking can also lead to brain damage. I think this is extremely dangerous and I am alarmed because many teenagers are starting to binge drink.

Via Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Mackenzie Roberts
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This article has opened my perspective to the health risks that are caused by binge drinking at a young age.

Mackenzie Roberts's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:19 PM

In this topic we talked about Binge Drinking and the dangers associated with it, this site sums up what it is and how it affects teenagers, regular binge drinking affects the function of the brain and causes disorders and lack of commitment in school and social life

lilly sands's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:51 PM

This article gives you more of an idea on binge drinking as it sums up the points of; the dangers of teenage binge drinking, what is binge drinking, teen binge drinking research, teens, binge drinking and brain damage, and studies document effects of teen binge drinking.

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Underage drinking has become increasingly popular among high ...

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Underage drinking has become increasingly popular among high school and college students, and so have theWhat a Mayo Clinic study published on Feb. 15 found interesting were the costs stemming from incidents involving alcohol abuse. Based on the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, the study found that the hospitalization costs from annual incidences of alcohol use disorder (AUD) between the ages of 15 and 20 was estimated at $755 million in 2008.
The CDC names alcohol as the “most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.”
The results from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey given to high school students showed that during the past 30 days:
• 42% drank some amount of alcohol
• 24% binge drank
• 10% drove after drinking alcohol
• 28% rode with a driver that had been drinking alcohol
The numbers and data not only reflect the high school population of mostly minors but also show statistics on students in colleges or universities.
The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality released an article on Feb. 7 that focused more specifically on underage adult cases. Polled data from the SAMHSA Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) gave insight into information collected on approximately 374,000 cases of substance abuse treatments in 2009 in people aged 18 to 24. According to TEDS, about 12,00 of those admitted for treatment were college or postsecondary school students.In the case of alcohol abuse, the data showed that people admitted between the ages mentioned above were more likely to be college students than non-students. College students accounted for 46.6 percent of alcohol abuse cases for people aged 18 to 24 while non-students accounted for 30.6 percent.
As studies continue to release statistics and data about underage drinking, researchers still look for the reasons why high school and college students continue to drink heavily although underage. Amanda Luccarelli, a sophomore at Marist College, said college students especially drink to relive stress that comes from keeping up good grades and attaining degrees that would help get secure jobs in a now difficult job market.“That factor placed on all of the stresses of grades and the reality of leaving college with a degree and a debt they had never fully calculated causes many college students to over drink and get themselves in trouble,” Luccarelli said.
Shannon Casey, a sophomore at Ohio State University, said the increase in underage drinking in the current generation of college students is unsettling.“I think it says that we are a little less responsible than previous generations,” Casey said. Casey said that while she recognizes the faults in her colleagues and fellow students, some parents or legal drinkers can be responsible for providing alcohol to minors. “It is against the law to obtain alcohol,” she said. “The underage drinker cannot be solely blamed for this since someone older provided help.” Boston University sophomore James Curtis said that students are irresponsible in their drinking habits and use it to escape the stresses of everyday life. “This is also the first time that students have real freedom from their parents and they feel like they can do whatever they like,” Curtis said.
Curtis also said that, while it is wrong for parents to become enablers of underage drinking, “Almost all kids will drink when they are underage, and if parents don’t allow that or pretend it isn’t happening, it doesn’t help the situation.”Post to FacebookPost to TwitterAdd to LinkedInAdd to Google BookmarksPost to DeliciousPost to StumbleUponAdd to RedditPost to Digg costs of care for underage drinkers who go too far.

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This article explains the threats and risks caused by bing drinking and the increase of the amount of drinkers in australia that are in fact underage. Amanda Luccarelli says that a lot of college students are known to drink to relieve stress and keep up the good grades which has been debatable by others who disagree.  
Alice Fox's curator insight, May 16, 2013 1:54 AM

This article provides information about the rising amount of teenager drinkers in Australia. It finds that most drinking is only to experience the drink and not to get drunk. The surveys were conducted in the US. 

lucie johnston's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:17 AM

This article gives information about the amount of teenagers drinking in Australia. It shows that most of the drinking is only to experienced to drink and not to get drunk. It shows good statistics on binge drinking such as 
24% binge drink and 42% drank some amount of alcohol. This artical is based on teenage drinking.