November 2012 Archives

Selling to a Minor (Teenage Drinking)

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http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x2120606274/Store-charged-with-selling-alcohol-to-teen

This article is about a teenage female who purchases alcohol from a liquor store. I am interested in this article because I did a one-to-one with my uncle who is a liquor store owner. The 17 year old female purchased two six packs of Twisted Tea alcohol drinks. The two females began drinking the beverages in a parked car when an officer arrested them for underage drinking. The 17 year old said she purchased the alcohol from Bradford Liquors, and said she has been there before to purchase alcohol. The owner of the liquor store denies these allegation. The police need proof to see who is right and wrong and the owner claims the camera was not working that day due to flooding, and when they checked the camera they say there is no indication of water damage.The store could face consequences such as a suspended alcohol licence or sales hours curtailed.

Minors purchasing alcohol happens on a daily basis all over the world. When I was a teenager I heard of my friends doing it and never getting caught. I can put myself in both the underage teenager and the liquor store owners shoes. As i said my uncles owns a liquor store and a tragedy like this has never happened. I have been to the store during hours and I always see the employees card younger looking individuals. There is a truth to this story it just depends who wants to say it.

My question to the teenager is; was this all worth it?

Teenage Drinking (Video)

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http://youtu.be/IzgQenvWf-w

This video puts drinking and driving into a real life perspective. When I was a teenage I did see a video like this. I never drank and a teen, and to see other teens were killed by drinking and driving blew my mind. I was young and when you are young you do not think of anything like that happening to you.
I find this video interesting because it can make anyone tear up because lives were lost because of something stupid. You see pictures of teens who were killed. That stills blows my mind. The people I am seeing in this video are dead because of alcohol. This is extremely sad, and all teens should see this video.

Advise for Parents Regarding Teenage Drinking

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http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2012/10/parents_responsibility_for_und.html

It may seen obvious that parents need to talk to their child about alcohol, but you would be surprised. From my research I have heard parents ask questions like, "How do I talk about alcohol with my teen?" This article talks about what parents should do to keep their teen away from alcohol. Yes, the teenagers are heavily influenced by their peers, but parents must be strict when the issue of alcohol comes up. A step which is talked about is to call the parents of your teens friends to see if there will be any alcohol usage at the house. This seems like it would be awkward, but well worth it. There are several other great ways to keep your teen away from alcohol, and they are in this list!

My question is; although it may be awkward to bring up alcohol to your teenage, why wouldn't you bring it up? You know it is horrible for teens, yet you do not want to engage in an awkward conversation with your teen.

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