America’s Kids are in Danger Owing to Excess Drinking to Blacking Out

The problematic and pervasive culture among teenager and youth in America is increasing rapidly. In America, at college campuses, various activities such as sexual assault resulted in fraternity hazing deaths. Though these events get the attention of the nation after a disaster happens and turns into issues. There were few instances such as Brock Turner attacks sexually to an unconscious lady behind a dumpster in Stanford; Timothy Piazza became dead owing to consumption of 18 drinks in merely 82 minutes of span in Penn State.

In the existing culture of pop and environment, excess drinking has become normal and considered as a social status marker in the youth of America. Every year, around 2,000 college-going kids are dying on campuses, and many cases are not only published by the colleges. In the CBSN Original documentary, a clinical social worker stated the same. He also said that flu or brain diseases or other diseases numbers also would be more than the number of kids’ death on campuses. According to the college student Alex Artaza from Nova Southeastern University, ‘people have the commencement that the more drink you are consuming, the cooler you are’.

As per the study conducted by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, excess drinking is a five drinks for men and four drinks for women over two hours of span. However, in the US, college-going kids consume about two to three times more drinks than the normal one. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism also defines blacking out. It is a period of amnesia, i.e. a temporary loss of memory, in which individual is actively involved in behavior such as talking and walking and does not make memories as they transpire. Individual may also miss other events which can range from mundane activities such as brushing teeth to traumatic and dangerous functions like getting into fight, driving a car or conducting sexual assault or other crimes.

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