Many adults in today’s society drink on a regular basis, but sometimes it can get out of hand. Binge drinking is common in today’s world, allowing adults to over drink, become belligerent and can eventually lead to many health problems. Many schools involve teaching about alcohol awareness in their Health Education classes, yet high schoolers still drink. The chart above shows the percentage of adults who have participated in survey. The data concluded that adults between the ages of 25 and 44 admitted to binge drinking, being over 50 percent of the data.
The story I am pitching is going to be a little difficult to research, but I am up for the challenge. I want to find out what the trend is for binge drinking. In many countries around the world, drinking is introduced at a young age, leaving a high tolerance in the blood system and those people become less likely to abuse the privilege when they are older. In the United States, it is different. We are not allowed to drink alcohol until we are 21 years old, leaving us wanting to know what will happen if we do drink before we are 21 and what the consequences will be. Many teens don’t understand the effects alcohol can have, therefore they go past their tolerance, binge, and many horrible things can occur.
This is important for San Francisco and the Bay Area to understand since a lot of this binge drinking happens close to home, in anyone’s family. The fact that this is a growing problem here in the United States makes it even more research and article worthy.