Alcohol restriction for teenagers

Alcoholrestriction for teenagers

Ethylalcohol refers to an intoxicating ingredient in beers, wines andliquors. Alcohol is realized after the fermenting yeast, sugars orstarches. It depresses the central nervous system after beingabsorbed from stomach through the small intestines into the bloodstream. Teenagers have been hooked into excessive consumption ofalcohol due to the lack of considerations before engaging in alcoholtaking. Most of the young people take alcohol out of peer pressure.They do not take time to think about the related consequences thatmay affect their life (Watkins 12). Before most of the young peoplequit the habit, they are greatly affected by the increased alcoholconsumption. In America 50%, 45 % in Africa and 40 % in Europe ofteenagers take alcohol. This high teenage rate hooked into alcoholhas raised various debates on the need for strengthening Restrictionof drinking alcohol by every country’s government. The objective ofthis essay is to analyze both the proponent and opponent of themotion in relation to development of limits alcohol help counties toenhance the positive development within teenagers.


Manynations have a legal drinking age that prohibits the sale of alcoholto the minors. This ensures that the purchase of alcohol by theminors is avoided to the highest levels. Particular countries limitalcohol sale to the old people while others make impositionsregarding the areas where it should be sold. Such restrictions mayrelate to the alcohol consumption at home, restaurants or in bars(MacDonald 42). The ages for the different restrictions are changedat varying time periods in the respective countries. Alcoholrestriction therefore ensures that the teenagers are prevented fromthe illegal consumption of alcohol. By 1988 USA, Africa and Europehad imposed alcohol restrictions for their teenagers. Such a movewas aimed at addressing the question alcohol abuse among young peopledue to the long lasting impact that it has. Cross sections of factorswere considered in coming up with the right restriction measures.


Alcoholrestriction on the teenagers ensures that they focus on the schoolingaspects expected to benefit them in future. Teenagers who drinkalcohol while in school do not concentrate appropriately in schoolwork. This makes them get poor grades that do not improve theircareer dimensions. A qualitative review of the schooling processfactors in the right attributes maintaining the relevant disciplinelevels. The teenagers are required to have a focused understanding ofthe related attributes in realizing a better school performance(Biondi 616). Restrictions consider the rate at which personal schoolefforts are made in addressing the related professional aspects. Teenagers are therefore allowed to drink only after the completion oftheir schooling process. This facilitates the right attributes inaddressing the right academic qualification for all professionals.The building of the right developmental attributes is carried out inall the career aspects that are part of a successful life.

Intakeof alcohol has numerous effects on young teenagers including healthas well as change in behavior. Alcohol drinking by young teenagers inmost countries across the globe has contributed too many negativeimpacts on their lives as well as interference with their growth.Young teenagers involved in drinking in most cases are involved inother activities that may result in great effects to their well-being(Harvey 16). Drinking by teenagers is accompanied with a number ofimplications that interfere with positive development. The futurelife of teenagers involved in alcohol abuse is endangered. A healthylifestyle is maintained by the youth who disengage in their alcoholtaking. They focus on leading quality life with a consideration ofthe positivity those results from such a positive way of life. Thechanged youth also engage their peers in the change process thatfacilitates a quality healing process.

Mostcrimes in the first world countries are executed by the young people.Those who engage in the different criminal activities do not do itout of choice. They are normally motivated by their alcoholconsumption. Different approaches may be applied in lowering the rateof alcohol use. The right one relates to the reduction in the alcoholconsumption levels that are ever increasing among the young people(Hudson 28). The Government is clear that the response to youngpeople who persistently drink in public places, creating seriousproblems for their communities, must be uncompromising and build oncurrent responses to anti-social behavior and youth crime. In thesecases, it is important that restriction of alcohol should be doneamong young people. This should also address the behavior of parentswho are not taking their responsibilities seriously. A continuedreduction of alcohol abuse by the youth will therefore reduce theorganized crime incidents that are ever increasing the first world.

Youngpeople normally have huge amounts of money at their disposal. Theyrely on a number of relatives for pocket money. Most of the moniesthat they get are however not used for the right reasons. Most ofthese teenagers find it necessary to engage in alcohol consumption asa way of passing their time (Watkins 21). The young people do nothave quality reasons for their spending patterns. All their financialneeds are catered for. Such a move makes them consider more ofalcohol consumption as a way spending their free time. Through thealcohol restriction, they are forced to come up with qualitytechniques of dealing with the extra sums of money at their disposal.The young ones end up executing quality spending patterns that arehelpful in developing them into responsible adults.


Astandard alcohol restriction of alcohol is not possible in all partsof the world. Policy makers therefore find it difficult to establishthe right measures in maxizing the alcohol restriction standards inall parts of the world. The design of quality measure requires anadequate period of time in coming up with the right measures. Acombination of restrictions which work well in one area may notproduce the same outcomes in another (MacDonald 51). Somerestrictions appear to work under a range of different conditionswhile others appear to be situational and circumstantially dependent.A single targeted restriction may be more effective than an entiresuite of half-heartedly implemented, watered-down or ill-consideredrestrictions. Ideally, combinations of restrictions should reflectthe needs of the population to which they are to be applied and thenumber of possible combinations is large.

Theright restriction authorities find it difficult to address alcoholrestriction in totality. The necessary measures disregard theopinions of the guardians in determining the alcohol consumption bythe teenagers. As it relates to the provision of an age proofdocument, the young ones can send their old relatives to purchase thealcohol for them. Such an approach will tamper with the generalstandards of ensuring that alcohol is only provided to the right agedpeople (Biondi 620). The children guardians may not cooperate withthe legal authorities in ensuring that the young ones are kept awayfrom alcohol consumption. Such a move will therefore not facilitatethe right government initiatives in maintaining the required alcoholconsumption. It will call for an extended approach in dealing withalcohol restriction measures. The desirable attributes will not beconsidered in totality making it difficult for the government torealize the desirable objectives.

Restrictionof alcohol consumption may also encourage the taking of substandardliquor. The young people may find it necessary to come up withconcoctions that do not meet the right alcohol standards. Suchconsumption of illicit brews may result in deaths or unwanted bodyeffects (Harvey 24).


Alcoholrestriction facilitates the enhancement of the right developmentalattributes for the teenagers. It considers both the positive andnegative sides of the equation and comes up with a qualitativetechnique in ensuring that their life is enhanced. It should beunderstood that teenagers are restricted from alcohol consumptionuntil they attain the right age. Restriction of alcohol bygovernments across the world will help to improve their behavior andfacilitate positive growth of young teenagers. This will play a bigrole in brightening the future of many young people who may fall intothis practice with potential risks to their future lives as they areexposed to more dangers (Hudson 31). Alcohol restriction for youngteenagers will be the most effective approach that will save manyendangered young people across the world due to abuse of alcohol. Itshould therefore be noted that the teenagers are free to engage inalcohol consumption after the attainment of the right age.


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