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How much alcohol do teens use?

Alcohol is the most frequently used drug by teenagers in the United States. About half of junior high and senior high school students drink alcohol on a monthly basis, and 14% of teens have been intoxicated at least once in the past year. Nearly 8% of teens who drink say they drink at least five or more alcoholic drinks in a row (binge drink).

What are the dangerous effects of alcohol use in teens?

Just a few of the many dangerous effects of alcohol use in teens include the following:

  • Alcohol decreases teens’ ability to pay attention.
  • The younger a person is when they begin drinking, the more likely they are to develop a problem with alcohol.
  • Each year, almost 2000 people under the age of 21 years died in car crashes in which underage drinking is involved. Alcohol is involved in nearly half of all violent deaths involving teens.
  • More than three times the number of eighth-grade girls who drink heavily said they have attempted suicide compared to girls in that grade who do not drink.
  • Teens that drink are more likely to engage in sexual activity, have unprotected sex, or have sex with a stranger.
  • Excess alcohol use can cause or mask other emotional problems, like anxiety or depression.
  • Drinking in excess can lead to the use of other drugs, like marijuana, cocaine, or heroin.
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Life’s Lessons

  • Money doesn’t bring you happiness, but it enables you to look for it in more places.
  • Your conscience may not keep you from doing wrong, but it sure keeps you from enjoying it.
  • Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
  • Misers aren’t much fun to live with, but they make great ancestors.
  • Be careful what rut you choose. You may be in it the rest of your life.
  • Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
  • The real reason you can’t take it with you is that it goes before you do.
  • A person who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.
  • Money isn’t everything….there’s credit cards, money orders, and travelers checks.
  • Some people are like blisters. They don’t show up until the work is done.
  • A true friend is one that lets his grass grow as tall as his neighbor’s.
  • A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.
  • If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re never lost.
  • Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
  • You are Worthy.
  • Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
  • To not set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
  • Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
  • Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future.
  • By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
  • Do not give up when you still have something to give.
  • Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
  • It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other. Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
  • It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
  • Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
  • The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
  • The fastest way to lose love is too hold it too tightly;
  • In addition, the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
  • Do not dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; To be without hope is to be without purpose.
  • Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

Teenage Pregnancy:Our Fault or Their Fault?

“HUMAYO KAYO AT MAGPAKARAMI!!”
GOD says to NOAH after the great flood.What does HE really means to that word?Does He mean to multiply in flesh or spread people’s faith.
That quote from the bible has been the excuse of Catholicism for not using contraception and banning abortion.
Even sexual education.

We have to be realistic in life,staying virgin until you got married is very impossible to happen these days.
Teenagers in 21st century are very impulsive and very eager to try new things and stuff.
We are civilized people yet we pretend to be ignorant when it comes to SEX.Ignorant that our teenage children may have the possibilities to be engaged in sexual activity by the time they reached the age of 16,or even younger.
We FILIPINOS lacks of knowledge when it comes to contraception and often dismissed our children when they asked question about it.
We are very confident that our teenage children will never be engaged in sexual activity because they are too young and we teach them values about GOD.

WRONG…

Teenagers are easy to encourage as they lack of experience and very eager to do things that may seem new to them.

My point is,why catholics banned sexual education when the vision of this education is how to prevent unwanted pregnancy by the means of contraception.Sex education does’nt encourage teenagers to get pregnant and have an abortion afterwards,right??

And in my opinion,it’s up to teenager’s choice whether to have an abortion or not.Why does she have to continue on pregnancy if she is unable to provide her baby’s basic needs because she’s still studying.

To anyone who will read this article,I dare asked you:IS IT OUR FAULT THAT WE,ELDERS
DID’NT TEACHED THEM ANYTHING ABOUT SEX?OR,THEIR FAULT FOR BEING UNABLE TO CONTROL THEIR LUST?

Actually we have our own insights in everything that happen to us,,, Teenage Pregnancy:Our Fault or Their Fault?. I guess there is no wrong decision when it happen already. Why? It’s already done! that’s it. Searching of who is wrong or right is not the point. There are teenagers who are weak in terms of decision making but they did not run from their responsibilities, on the otherhand there are also coward.
To continue living in this world we don’t stop in making decisions.
Teenage Pregnancy:Our Fault or Their Fault?. It’s not the elders fault nor the teenagers’ fault.
IT’S THEIR DECISION…