Underage Drinking

If 1,292 people died tomorrow, would you notice?
100,000 people a year die from alcohol abuse in the U.S. each year, 1,000,000 in ten years. 14 million, or one in 13 adults in the U.S. suffer from alcoholism at any given time. 25% of urban hospital beds are taken up by severe damage from the use of alcohol.
  * 1,700 college students between the ages of 18-24 die each year from alcohol misuse.
  * 97,000 college students reported cases of sexual abuse because of alcohol use.
  * 696,000 reported cases of students being assaulted by someone who had been drinking.
  * 599,000 college students unintentional injuries blamed on alcohol use.
We are all students at college and most likely we have gone to one party with alcohol.
Being a college student and under the age of 21, I have researched this topic of underage drinking because I thought this issue would be extremely beneficial to all of us since we are in college and will most likely be going through experiences involving alcohol.

Today, I'm here to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol.
Transition: Let's begin by talking about why teenagers should not have alcohol.
Underage drinking is illegal in all 50 states.
The tolerance that police have to a teenager drinking and driving is                                                                       absolutely zero.
According to Buffalo News from New York that, “the Sherriff Officer arrested eighteen teenagers, several of them are under sixteen, at a charge of underage drinking at an apartment party on Grand Island.
Another is, according to a newspaper source at TCCs’ database, that police officers observed a club in Northbridge, in which they are minors taking prohibited drugs and drinking underage.
Most parents who find out that their children have been drinking are not pleased with it.
Underage drinking is a crime. It is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable with a maximum sentence of six months...