Product placement in movies can range from overt to subtle. While some products, such as a particular brand of car featured in a movie, can simply influence which vehicle a person chooses, other placements have a more important influence.
Although alcohol in the United States is legally restricted to people 21 and older, the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 39 percent of high school students reported drinking alcohol. Of those, 22 percent reported drinking in quantities that were great enough to qualify as binge drinking.
Alcohol consumption is associated with elevated risks of injury, dangerous sexual behaviors and crimes such as assault. When alcohol is consumed by an underage drinker, the risks may multiply due to increased levels of impulsivity among teens.
Young drivers are most likely to be involved in sleep related or alcohol related car accidents every year. But if you asked those same drivers which is more dangerous, drunk drinking or driving when tired or distracted, the answer might surprise you. A recent news article discussed a new study that shows a majority of young drivers don’t put the same value in both forms of impaired driving.
Data recently released from Statistics Canada shows that binge drinking continues to rise among those in their later teens and twenties. The percentage of those drinking heavily has risen almost two percent from 2010 to 2011, according to a recent report.
Teens in every generation will find ways in which they can induce a high sensation. They will experiment with items they can easily purchase, that are inexpensive, and that don’t draw suspicion. Markers, glue, over-the-counter medicines, and other items that can be purchased at the local supermarket have all been abused by people who were searching for a legal and cheap way to get high.
There are many transitions that occur as children enter the adolescent years. The change to middle school often correlates with added academic responsibility and more independence at home. These changes in addition to physical transitions can set the stage for new habits at home and at school.
Images in the media of young, slim, attractive women have not only teenage boys captivated. Young girls are also watching. They want to see what those seemingly-superhuman young starlets are wearing, what makeup they use, what they eat and how they spend their free time. In their emulation of the celebrities, young girls often imitate not only the celebrities’ looks, but their behaviors as well.
Binge drinking can be a dangerous habit, and one that a young drinker may develop without realizing it. Now, according to this news release, a Beat Binge Drinking guide has been published and is promoted as the only guide to direct young adults away from binge drinking behaviors.
Binge drinking is often considered a problem in towns and cities, but a new study shows that binge drinking in rural areas is actually a bigger problem than originally thought. There have been many epidemiological investigations on binge drinking in adolescents across Europe, but data on the alcohol consumption of adolescents with different migration backgrounds are rare. There is also little research that compares alcohol consumption and binge drinking in rural and urban areas. For this study, the researchers wanted to examine drinking patterns with respect to both urban and rural areas and migration backgrounds.