Dante was a seventeen-year-old high school junior who was exhibiting numerous alcohol-related difficulties at school. Therefore, the principal informed him that he had to see Miss Johnson, the school counselor before he would be allowed to come back to school.
Later that afternoon when Dante went home after school, he had to go over his school situation with his parents. His Mom and Dad were “fairly traditional” and explained to Dante that getting suspended from school was not an acceptable educational plan of action. BRAVECTO They told Dante that failing to graduate from high school would probably be like a lead weight around his legs that may hamper his educational attainment for the remainder of his adult life. In addition, Dante’s parents were extremely displeased that he was drinking in the first place and drinking with his buddies in the second.
His parents told Dante that although he may be a teen, he needs to comprehend fairly swiftly that drinking is the pathway to pain, financial problems, failure, and ill health.
It was apparent that his Mother and Father were completely in accord with Dante’s principal and informed Dante that he had better make up his mind to see Miss Johnson, the school counselor. After his dialogue with his Mother and Father, Dante in due course agreed to see Miss Johnson the next school day. So Dante phoned the school and made an appointment to see Miss Johnson the next morning before school.
The Psychologist Asks Dante if He Understands Why His Recent Alcohol-Related Behavior Caused Quite a Bit of Apprehension By the School Administrators
When Dante got to his scheduled appointment with Miss Johnson, she immediately went over all of the alcohol-related difficulties Dante had gotten into and asked him if he knew why his recent alcohol-related behavior caused quite a bit of anxiety by the school administrators.
Quite candidly, Dante was not sure why the principal explained to him that he had to see a school counselor. As he expressed to Miss Johnson, why should he see a professional counselor about his drinking activities? Because nearly all of his classmates drink about as much as he does, fundamentally, drinking shouldn’t be such a big thing. Stated more directly, if nearly everyone is drinking, why is this such a major problem?
Miss Johnson asked Dante when he started to drink alcoholic beverages. He said that some of his older buddies introduced him to drinking wine coolers when he was twelve or thirteen years old and in the seventh grade.
Miss Johnson explained to Dante that while his buddies may in fact drink more than he does and that they may be a bad influence on him, the facts are that he is the one who is getting discharged from school due to alcohol-related delinquency, absenteeism, and fighting, not his buddies. What is more, Miss Johnson also stressed the fact that Dante, and not his pals, is the one who is failing and who is missing at least one day of class per week because of his alcohol related difficulties. Lastly, Miss Johnson underlined the fact that due to his drinking situation, Dante is getting into a harmful cycle of abusive drinking that can in time wreck his life.
The Counselor Articulates Numerous Alcohol Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Facts and Statistics
Then Miss Johnson articulated various alcohol facts and the following eight alcohol abuse statistics:
1. Alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse cost the United States an estimated 0 billion in 2005. This dollar amount was more than the cost linked to obesity (3 billion) or with cancer (6 billion). BRAVECTO
2. More than one-half of U.S. adults have a close relative or family member that has or has had alcohol dependency.
3. More than 75% of female victims of nonfatal, domestic violence stated that their assailant had been drinking or using drugs.
4. In the United States on an annual basis, more than 33% of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles were legally drunk.
5. One national research study uncovered the fact that students are less likely to use alcohol if they are socially accepted by others at school and feel that teachers treat students fairly.
6. Research demonstrates that teens who use alcohol may remember 10 percent less of what they have learned than those who don’t drink.
7. Nearly ten to twenty percent of the individuals who drink in a hazardous manner in the long run develop cirrhosis of the liver (i.e., a scarring of the liver that can be fatal).
8. Up to 40% of the U.S. industrial fatalities and 47 percent of industrial injuries are associated with alcohol abuse or alcohol dependency.
Dante Gets A Relevant Wake Up Call Concerning the Long Term and the Short Term Outcomes of Teenage Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol Abuse
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