Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2007

Think before drinking

May 24, 2007

Studies have shown one-in-three high school seniors get drunk once a week. Each year about 5,000 people who are under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking. Of those, 1,900 of them are killed in motor vehicle wrecks, 1,600 are killed by homicides, 300 from suicides, and as well as hundreds of these, people are dying from falls, burns and more. After being a victim of underage drinking nothing can stop you. Your brain has no function for telling you what is right from wrong.
Research has shown that on a given day, 5,400 people will start drinking for the first time. If you are not careful of your choices, then one of the 5,400 people could be you.
I think the only best thing you could do to help this problem is to think about your choices. Do you want to live or do you want to die? It's all up to you to make that choice.
Kara Doherty
Sophomore

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