For xxxxxxx points possible xxxxxxx Credit, read xxxxxxx xxxxxxx article xxxxxxx answer the xxxxxxx at the xxxxxxx Please xxxxxxx xxxxxxx least ½ xxxxxxx single spaced xxxxxxx a chance xxxxxxx full credit.
The xxxxxxx Drinking Epidemic
June xxxxxxx 2011 Parade xxxxxxx xxxxxxx align="right" xxxxxxx cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" xxxxxxx width="402">
By Emily xxxxxxx Photos xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Brown
(Names xxxxxxx been changed xxxxxxx protect minors xxxxxxx their parents) xxxxxxx her husband xxxxxxx xxxxxxx asleep xxxxxxx the phone xxxxxxx at 2 xxxxxxx Their xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Rory, 18, xxxxxxx left two xxxxxxx earlier for xxxxxxx first year xxxxxxx a college xxxxxxx Connecticut. An xxxxxxx xxxxxxx and xxxxxxx Rory had xxxxxxx been in xxxxxxx They xxxxxxx xxxxxxx they had xxxxxxx reason to xxxxxxx “When I xxxxxxx up the xxxxxxx Rory was xxxxxxx hysterically; she xxxxxxx xxxxxxx disoriented,” xxxxxxx recalls. “She xxxxxxx saying, ‘Mom, xxxxxxx you xxxxxxx xxxxxxx me?’ but xxxxxxx had no xxxxxxx where she xxxxxxx we live xxxxxxx away. I’ve xxxxxxx been that xxxxxxx xxxxxxx barely xxxxxxx Finally, Linda xxxxxxx other people’s xxxxxxx in xxxxxxx xxxxxxx and had xxxxxxx pass the xxxxxxx to someone xxxxxxx told her xxxxxxx they were. xxxxxxx Linda stayed xxxxxxx xxxxxxx line xxxxxxx her daughter, xxxxxxx husband called xxxxxxx security. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx found Rory xxxxxxx few minutes xxxxxxx her face xxxxxxx covered in xxxxxxx She had xxxxxxx and broken xxxxxxx xxxxxxx though xxxxxxx was so xxxxxxx that she xxxxxxx realized xxxxxxx xxxxxxx managed to xxxxxxx me she’d xxxxxxx drinking something xxxxxxx Jungle Juice,” xxxxxxx recalls.
Kegs xxxxxxx watered-down beer xxxxxxx long been xxxxxxx much a xxxxxxx of the xxxxxxx experience as xxxxxxx xxxxxxx avoid xxxxxxx classes. And xxxxxxx not exactly xxxxxxx of xxxxxxx xxxxxxx in high xxxxxxx and even xxxxxxx school to xxxxxxx into their xxxxxxx liquor cabinets. xxxxxxx is new—and xxxxxxx xxxxxxx to xxxxxxx confronting the xxxxxxx the rising xxxxxxx of xxxxxxx xxxxxxx drinking. Such xxxxxxx the concern xxxxxxx the legal xxxxxxx age itself xxxxxxx come into xxxxxxx Some argue xxxxxxx xxxxxxx it xxxxxxx 21 to xxxxxxx would help xxxxxxx the xxxxxxx xxxxxxx demystifying alcohol. xxxxxxx point out xxxxxxx drunk-driving fatalities xxxxxxx teens have xxxxxxx greatly since xxxxxxx drinking age xxxxxxx xxxxxxx nationwide. xxxxxxx both sides xxxxxxx that binge xxxxxxx is xxxxxxx xxxxxxx problem.
FIGHTING BACK: xxxxxxx then-attorney general, xxxxxxx Blumenthal, calls xxxxxxx a halt xxxxxxx xxxxxxx energy xxxxxxx sales in xxxxxxx 2010. [Photo: xxxxxxx Lavitt]
“We’re xxxxxxx xxxxxxx coming in xxxxxxx blood alcohol xxxxxxx in the xxxxxxx even .4, xxxxxxx is four xxxxxxx five times xxxxxxx xxxxxxx limit xxxxxxx driving. That’s xxxxxxx level at xxxxxxx 50% xxxxxxx xxxxxxx die,” says xxxxxxx Mary Claire xxxxxxx an emergency xxxxxxx physician and xxxxxxx professor at xxxxxxx Forest University xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Medicine xxxxxxx North Carolina xxxxxxx specializes in xxxxxxx research. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx ago, we xxxxxxx those levels xxxxxxx in chronic xxxxxxx />
Adolescents xxxxxxx to drink xxxxxxx than adults. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx is xxxxxxx to sit xxxxxxx enjoying a xxxxxxx or xxxxxxx xxxxxxx wine over xxxxxxx course of xxxxxxx evening. Rather, xxxxxxx many teens, xxxxxxx point is xxxxxxx get as xxxxxxx xxxxxxx possible, xxxxxxx quickly and xxxxxxx as possible, xxxxxxx part xxxxxxx xxxxxxx the social xxxxxxx rife at xxxxxxx age. Unfortunately, xxxxxxx are now xxxxxxx more dangerous—ways xxxxxxx accomplish this xxxxxxx xxxxxxx before. xxxxxxx practice of xxxxxxx alcohol with xxxxxxx energy xxxxxxx xxxxxxx marketing of xxxxxxx malt beverages xxxxxxx 23.5-ounce cans, xxxxxxx containing a xxxxxxx dose of xxxxxxx a shift xxxxxxx xxxxxxx from xxxxxxx to hard xxxxxxx and the xxxxxxx of xxxxxxx xxxxxxx through which xxxxxxx avidly share xxxxxxx Juice recipes xxxxxxx tales of xxxxxxx exploits, have xxxxxxx raised the xxxxxxx xxxxxxx /> If xxxxxxx think your xxxxxxx are immune, xxxxxxx again. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx the CDC, xxxxxxx 90% of xxxxxxx teen alcohol xxxxxxx occurs in xxxxxxx form of xxxxxxx drinking, which, xxxxxxx xxxxxxx peaks xxxxxxx age 19. xxxxxxx percent of xxxxxxx graders xxxxxxx xxxxxxx had a xxxxxxx in the xxxxxxx 30 days, xxxxxxx by the xxxxxxx kids are xxxxxxx college, that xxxxxxx xxxxxxx to xxxxxxx Approximately 200,000 xxxxxxx visit emergency xxxxxxx each xxxxxxx xxxxxxx of drinking-related xxxxxxx and more xxxxxxx 1,700 college xxxxxxx die. “Underage xxxxxxx doesn’t discriminate,” xxxxxxx Adrian Lopez, xxxxxxx xxxxxxx community xxxxxxx for the xxxxxxx program for xxxxxxx in xxxxxxx xxxxxxx you are xxxxxxx upper-middle-class, straight-A xxxxxxx or from xxxxxxx inner city, xxxxxxx impacts all xxxxxxx and communities. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx often xxxxxxx in May xxxxxxx June, when xxxxxxx are xxxxxxx xxxxxxx and graduations. xxxxxxx call it xxxxxxx Killing Season.’”
Blackout xxxxxxx a Can
BINGE xxxxxxx xxxxxxx CAN: xxxxxxx 23.5-ounce can xxxxxxx Blast malt xxxxxxx may xxxxxxx xxxxxxx same amount xxxxxxx alcohol oas xxxxxxx 12-ounce beers.
The xxxxxxx for combining xxxxxxx drinks, which xxxxxxx far more xxxxxxx xxxxxxx coffee xxxxxxx cola, with xxxxxxx is particularly xxxxxxx Dr. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx became aware xxxxxxx the phenomenon xxxxxxx 2006 when xxxxxxx student was xxxxxxx in near-comatose. xxxxxxx caffeine blocks xxxxxxx xxxxxxx of xxxxxxx that makes xxxxxxx sleepy and xxxxxxx otherwise xxxxxxx xxxxxxx to pass xxxxxxx This enables xxxxxxx to drink xxxxxxx more than xxxxxxx might have. xxxxxxx the time xxxxxxx xxxxxxx these xxxxxxx get to xxxxxxx hospital, they xxxxxxx to xxxxxxx xxxxxxx temporarily on xxxxxxx because of xxxxxxx breathing.” Disturbed xxxxxxx what they xxxxxxx seeing, Dr. xxxxxxx and her xxxxxxx xxxxxxx a xxxxxxx that year xxxxxxx 4,271 students xxxxxxx more xxxxxxx xxxxxxx universities in xxxxxxx Carolina. “We xxxxxxx that about xxxxxxx quarter of xxxxxxx kids who’d xxxxxxx a drink xxxxxxx xxxxxxx past xxxxxxx days said xxxxxxx were mixing xxxxxxx with xxxxxxx xxxxxxx either the xxxxxxx kind or xxxxxxx Bull and xxxxxxx They got xxxxxxx twice as xxxxxxx and drank xxxxxxx xxxxxxx session xxxxxxx those who xxxxxxx alcohol without xxxxxxx They xxxxxxx xxxxxxx more likely xxxxxxx be injured, xxxxxxx more likely xxxxxxx be taken xxxxxxx of sexually xxxxxxx to take xxxxxxx xxxxxxx someone xxxxxxx much more xxxxxxx to drive xxxxxxx />
As outrage xxxxxxx the xxxxxxx xxxxxxx in, and xxxxxxx year essentially xxxxxxx the makers xxxxxxx four brands, xxxxxxx Phusion Projects, xxxxxxx sells the xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Four xxxxxxx to remove xxxxxxx caffeine. Four xxxxxxx was xxxxxxx xxxxxxx is now xxxxxxx on the xxxxxxx The sweetened xxxxxxx no longer xxxxxxx caffeine, but xxxxxxx 23.5-ounce can xxxxxxx xxxxxxx the xxxxxxx equivalent of xxxxxxx to five xxxxxxx (Three xxxxxxx xxxxxxx for a xxxxxxx and five xxxxxxx a male xxxxxxx a two-hour xxxxxxx is considered xxxxxxx drinking.) Though xxxxxxx xxxxxxx early xxxxxxx tell if xxxxxxx popularity is xxxxxxx Four xxxxxxx xxxxxxx “Blackout in xxxxxxx Can,” has xxxxxxx a hit xxxxxxx YouTube, with xxxxxxx than 5,000 xxxxxxx extolling its xxxxxxx xxxxxxx /> “Four xxxxxxx is everywhere,” xxxxxxx Gabby K., xxxxxxx a xxxxxxx xxxxxxx junior in xxxxxxx Jersey. “It xxxxxxx like candy, xxxxxxx you can xxxxxxx a lot xxxxxxx it fast. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx potent xxxxxxx it only xxxxxxx around $3 xxxxxxx can. xxxxxxx xxxxxxx faster way xxxxxxx get drunk xxxxxxx having to xxxxxxx with the xxxxxxx of liquor.” xxxxxxx notes that xxxxxxx xxxxxxx look xxxxxxx lot like xxxxxxx tea. “It xxxxxxx user-friendly,” xxxxxxx xxxxxxx But she xxxxxxx drink it xxxxxxx pointing out xxxxxxx a number xxxxxxx kids in xxxxxxx school were xxxxxxx xxxxxxx year xxxxxxx to binge xxxxxxx The makers xxxxxxx Four xxxxxxx xxxxxxx “We are xxxxxxx committed to xxxxxxx our part xxxxxxx ensure that xxxxxxx products are xxxxxxx legally and xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Projects’ xxxxxxx message is xxxxxxx If you xxxxxxx under xxxxxxx xxxxxxx of 21, xxxxxxx the law xxxxxxx do not xxxxxxx align="right" border="0" xxxxxxx style="width:270px;" width="270">
Even xxxxxxx its new xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Loko xxxxxxx into a xxxxxxx that teens xxxxxxx but xxxxxxx xxxxxxx authorities worried: xxxxxxx malt beverages. xxxxxxx Four Loko, xxxxxxx of them xxxxxxx sold in xxxxxxx decorated 23.5-ounce xxxxxxx xxxxxxx have xxxxxxx alcohol content xxxxxxx 12%.
Hard xxxxxxx is xxxxxxx xxxxxxx beer in xxxxxxx games. “Kids xxxxxxx drink seven xxxxxxx eight shots xxxxxxx a time,” xxxxxxx says of xxxxxxx xxxxxxx But xxxxxxx O’Brien notes, xxxxxxx low ballpark, xxxxxxx what xxxxxxx xxxxxxx seeing. Teens xxxxxxx our studies xxxxxxx having 10 xxxxxxx more drinks.”
Helene F., xxxxxxx a junior xxxxxxx xxxxxxx in xxxxxxx explains the xxxxxxx “Everyone’s so xxxxxxx friendlier xxxxxxx xxxxxxx couple of xxxxxxx It takes xxxxxxx pressure off. xxxxxxx if you xxxxxxx to get xxxxxxx quickly, shots xxxxxxx xxxxxxx There’s xxxxxxx sense that xxxxxxx need to xxxxxxx wasted xxxxxxx xxxxxxx to a xxxxxxx and if xxxxxxx not, you xxxxxxx have fun. xxxxxxx events, like xxxxxxx and homecoming, xxxxxxx xxxxxxx of xxxxxxx that kids xxxxxxx going to xxxxxxx up xxxxxxx xxxxxxx After 14 xxxxxxx were hospitalized xxxxxxx a graduation xxxxxxx in 2008, xxxxxxx College in xxxxxxx studied the xxxxxxx xxxxxxx in xxxxxxx banned hard xxxxxxx on most xxxxxxx the xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Long-Term Damage
“The xxxxxxx brain is xxxxxxx more sensitive xxxxxxx alcohol toxicity xxxxxxx adults’, including xxxxxxx vulnerable to xxxxxxx xxxxxxx says xxxxxxx Fulton Crews, xxxxxxx of the xxxxxxx Center xxxxxxx xxxxxxx Studies at xxxxxxx University of xxxxxxx Carolina School xxxxxxx Medicine. “Adolescents xxxxxxx much more xxxxxxx cortical damage xxxxxxx xxxxxxx We xxxxxxx that one xxxxxxx dose of xxxxxxx caused xxxxxxx xxxxxxx of brain xxxxxxx cells.”