A4RoughPlan

A4RoughPlan - Paragraph 1: - Although prohibition causes a...

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Paragraph 1: - Although prohibition causes a decrease in moderate drinking, it causes an increase in unsafe binge drinking o It’s also foolish to think that effective prohibition can be imposed on young adults. The U.S. already tried that with the entire population during National Prohibition (1920- 1933). The result was less frequent drinking but more heavy, episodic drinking. The effort to impose prohibition on young adults has driven drinking underground and promoted so-called binge drinking. This is a natural and totally predictable consequence of prohibition. - When it’s less regulated, it’s more out in the open. Meaning that it’s easier to notice when people are in trouble or are drunk - Somehow this effort got confused with America's tendency toward prohibition, in this case prohibition before 21. But prohibition doesn't work, and it teaches young people hypocrisy and evasion. All of us who teach know that our students are drinking long before they turn 21, but none of us is in a position to stop them. And where we would like to teach moderation, we are forced to teach prohibition - a lesson that
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WRIT 140 taught by Professor Alvandi during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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