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UOW academic takes on youth alcohol abuse

UOW academic takes on youth alcohol abuse | Georgia's year 9 journal | Scoop.it
Professor Sandra Jones knows a thing or two about young people and alcohol abuse.

Via Giuseppe Fattori, Louis Parsons-O'Malley
Georgia Robson's insight:

I really enjoyed reading this article because it is put together so wisely, so it's very persuasive. Professor Sandra asks a lot of questions to due with underage drinking, such as: What environment is it for teenagers to feel the need to drink alcohol? She believes that simply saying its not good for you isn't a proper campaign against young people and alcohol abuse.

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Louis Parsons-O'Malley's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:28 AM

I think professor Sandra Jones( the interviewee) has the right Idea and direction towards reducing underage binge drinking in teens. We need to restrict availablity, increase price and ban advertising. Her opinion is that these things would be very effective but the government is reluctant to do them. The truth is it is very easy for someone underage to acquire alcohol, it should be treated like any other drug.

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The Teenage Drinking Conundrum | Blog - Forging Futures

The Teenage Drinking Conundrum | Blog - Forging Futures | Georgia's year 9 journal | Scoop.it
Let's face it: no matter what teachers, mentors and parents say or do to prevent teenage drinking, it is going to continue to happen. Teenagers are naturally curious to experiment with alcohol and other illicit substances, and ...

Via Florencia Di Martino
Georgia Robson's insight:

I think this is a good article as it comes from the perspective of the teenagers and gives feelings and perspectives from or close to their point of view. There are some good ideas such as the inclusion of support groups. 

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KeepemSafe

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The project was founded by Helen Torpy in response to growing community concerns over teenage drinking culture-particularly in the private party environment. The focus was primarily on the issue of ‘secondary supply’ and the easy access to alcohol. Keep em Safe joined forces with the Leigh Clark Foundation and the Australian Drug Foundation to campaign for nationally consistent legislation to protect minors from unauthorised and reckless supply of alcohol in private premises.

Georgia Robson's insight:

This article although short highlights some really interesting points such as, on average one young person in Australia dies each week from alcohol related causes. There is many points specify to the issues of under age intoxication.  

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Underage Drinking & Alcohol Abuse...how its affecting under age people

Underage Drinking & Alcohol Abuse...how its affecting under age people | Georgia's year 9 journal | Scoop.it
Evaluates prevention programs and identifies effective and ineffective ways to reduce drinking problems among young people, especially high school, college, and university students.

Via Ana Espinoza, Tolga Budak
Georgia Robson's insight:

I found this really interesting as it gives recent and relevant statistics and also tells of the problems specific to the issue. 

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Tolga Budak's comment, May 22, 2013 3:37 AM
This is a article about how parents or care givers play a roll in their children's drinking habits, and what they do will effect what their children do in their teens and adult hood.
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Alcohol Consumption: Short-Term Health Consequences

Alcohol Consumption: Short-Term Health Consequences | Georgia's year 9 journal | Scoop.it
When consumed in moderation the effects of alcohol are positive, after one standard drink individuals will feel relaxed, confident and talkative. One standard drink consumed in 1 hour will raise the Blood Alcohol Concentration ...

Via Louis Parsons-O'Malley
Georgia Robson's insight:

This article shows the risks of many of the immediate consequences of alcohol consumption. Issues such as the ways in which alcohol effects your brain, mental and physical aspects. This article is very persuasive as you realise the risks you are taking with your health. 

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Louis Parsons-O'Malley's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:48 AM

This article covers many posssible and inevitable immediate consequences of alcohol consumption, the ways in which it effects your brain and the cause this can have, and mental, physical and social effects aswell. I think there is a time for alchohol but not regularly and not in large intake so as to avoid feelings of regret to decisions you may have made whilst intoxicated.

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Movies that turn teenagers to drink

Movies that turn teenagers to drink | Georgia's year 9 journal | Scoop.it

This article is talking about how teenage alcohol drinking is heavily influenced by movies. It is said that "Adolescents with high exposure to alcohol use in movies were significantly more likely to be engaged in Binge Drinking". Drinking is not the only problem however, and several other topics, such as smoking, are influencing teenagers through movies.


Via tziegelaar
Georgia Robson's insight:

After reading this article, I realised the influence that celebrities have on teenagers. I think that one of the ways to decrease the amount of alcohol consumed in adolescence if for celebrities to watch what they post on social networking. I also think that movies should have cleaner scenes, not completely clean as sales would decrease but cleaner none the less. 

This article has been very eye opening for me as it portrays the message in clear manner.  

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Dangerous under-age drinking on rise

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EVERY day in NSW, on average, three children get so drunk they require an ambulance, figures obtained by the Herald reveal.

Via Matthew Galanti
Georgia Robson's insight:

This article highlights the affects that heavy drinking has on adolescence. I was aware of the rise in underage drinking but I never knew that people younger than 12 have been hospitalised for alcohol related injuries and health declines. I know am aware of the current statistics related to drinking. 

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Matthew Galanti's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:51 AM

After reading this article, I reflected upon the irresponsible way in which alcohol is consumed, also, the illegal activity of underage drinking which teenagers participate in. This article has allowed me to understand the consequences of under-age drinking and how the irresponsible use of alcohol can have harmful effects not only on my life but others who surround me.

Tolga Budak's comment, May 22, 2013 3:39 AM
This article shows that under age drinking on the rise which proves that teens are "unaware" of the damage and severity of binge drinking.
Matthew Galanti's comment, November 21, 2013 6:03 PM
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Health Risks of Underage Drinking in Adolescent Women ...

Health Risks of Underage Drinking in Adolescent Women ... | Georgia's year 9 journal | Scoop.it
According to Drink Aware, the vast majority of teenagers don't wait until they're 18 before embarking on the drinking scene and by the time they reach 15, 8 out 10 teenagers have tried alcohol. ...

Via Louis Parsons-O'Malley
Georgia Robson's insight:

This article brings to attention the health affects of underage drinking and also the alarming percentages of teenage girls who have tried alcohol. I was alarmed of the number of people who have begun drinking before the legal requirement. Not only that but the percentage of underage female drinkers. I was previously unaware of the health risk that follow from underage drinking but this article clearly sates the health risks.   

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Louis Parsons-O'Malley's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:56 AM

This articles is directed at teenage girls particularly. it covers consequences such as unwanted pregnancies, STI's, growth stunting, mental disorders and organ damage. I found the growth stunting the most interesting because It never came to my mind that alchohol could the important hormanal balance whilst one is going through puberty which therefore stunts the growth and development of bones and vital organs.