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By Sarah Gould
GHS student 

Statistically the best way to die young is by drinking


One of the uncomfortable truths a lot of people overlook are the dangers that come with the use of alcohol. While pretty much anyone who has been exposed to even a quarter-hour’s worth of media in our country knows that alcohol should be consumed responsibly, many people still don’t. I guess ignoring the statistics is easier than ignoring your urges. The main preventable dangers that involve alcohol are underage drinking, driving while impaired, and binge drinking.

The first of the worst ways to use alcohol is to use it while under the age of 21. More than half of our American youth has experimented with alcohol, and neither gender is exempt from the likelihood. Also, neither gender i...

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