FC: Binge Drinking: A serious social issue 2010 Borrow from vie2science.com
1: Most popular ages for binge drinking May 7, 2007 Jill Stark Borrowed from internet
2: Frequency of binge drinking 2009 Borrowed from the cdc.gov
3: Binge drinking is cool? May 2010 Borrowed from bingedrinkingstats.com
4: It's just not smart!! May 2006 Johnson Richards borrowed from antibinging.org
5: Binge drinking in the United States is a huge social issue, especially between the ages eighteen to twenty-four. For college student, binge drinking is a social normality and one that causes more harm then good. In this mixbook presentation, five photographs have been added to demonstrate the point that binge drinking is not a healthy habit. The first photograph is of a newspaper whose main story for the day is about binge drinking and a story from a college campus where binge drinking is causing several serious health issues for students, and sometimes death. Binge drinking is a major issue on many college campuses and is used in order to "fit in". The second picture is a list of statics about people who binge drink between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four. In those statistics is was mind blowing to see that close to half of the people in that age group that consider themselves binge drinkers have passed out, and that sixty-three percent say that are more likely to have a one night stand while binge drinking. Because of the high number of binge drinkers, this age group also is most prevalent for std's.
6: The third photo is showing how many people of all age groups admit to binge drinking within the last week with age 18-24 and student being the highest. The fourth picture is a depiction of young people on the beach (probably on spring break), bonging beer and appearing to be having fun. It is pictures like this one that give people the impression that by binge drinking you will be popular and have fun at parties. The fifth and final picture is of a guy who is passed out and has been drawn on. This picture goes to show that binge drinking can have down sides such as regret and embarrassment. As far as which sociological perspective that I found to follow with binge drinking, is the conflict perspective. The conflict theory on binge drinking claims that people binge drink mostly because of what they see in the media. Advertisements and television shows make binge drinking look positive. Television shows such as Jersey Shore make binge drinking look as if it is what will make people popular and famous so in turn, it is appealing to others. In reality, many factors go into why a person binge drinks but in young people, I side with conflict perspective.
7: The dangers of binge drinking is not something that is focused on as much as other social issues, and it is a social issue that can cause so much harm to peoples bodies over many years, can kill someone in just one night if too much alcohol is consumed, and can cause someone to make poor decisions. There should be more limitations on how much alcohol people are willing to put into their system. If more people were educated on the negative issues that come along with binge drinking, more people would be inclined to find more productive means of being social