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Henry 1 Ryan Henry Mrs. Fletcher Engl 1301 10/1/08 Kids Drink to Be Socially Accepted Many teens consume alcoholic beverages in order to gain popularity among their peers. They may want to become part of a “popular” group, and therefore go to a party and drink beer in order to fit in. About 98% of high school aged-kids have been to at least one party where alcohol was involved. Somewhere around 80% of these teenagers have tried alcohol during this time period. A lot of teens believe that they have to drink in order to make friends. It is crucial at this age to have many friends in order to relieve stress caused by school and extracurricular activities. Although alcohol is a depressant, many teens believe that in drinking it, their life will become easier and more stress free. Many teens get involved with alcohol because someone tells them to try it, usually saying it’s the “cool thing to do” or that “everyone else does it.” A kid usually feels like they are forced to drink at this point, or they will be disliked by their peers. After this, the kid is intimidated by
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor James during the Summer '08 term at HCCS.

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