My Parents Drink All the Time, Why Can't I?
Unfortunately, alcohol is accepted everywhere; it is always advertised, and most kids grow up seeing their parents drink, become intoxicated, and in many cases, children are witness to abusive alcoholic parents and grow up with this all their lives. A person's environment plays a major part in whether someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. Children who are brought up in an environment where alcohol is always around, the parents are always drinking, are more likely to abuse alcohol or experiment with binge drinking. It is important for parents to lead by example, and this does mean using alcohol responsibly. Young children soak up everything around them, and once they become older they will begin to start making choices and taking responsibility for these choices.
Many children, however; who grow up watching their parents drink do not end up drinking or using alcohol themselves. Once a child has seen what alcohol can do, they will make a choice to avoid alcohol and choose not to drink. Simply because your parents drink all the time it does not mean that you should do the same, once you become older, you will begin to make choices, and these choices will determine the outcome of your life. Alcohol is a dangerous drug and is responsible for countless addictions and deaths every year. The long-term use of alcohol will lead to major health complications, and parents should teach their children about the dangers of alcohol and what it will do to them with the prolonged use and abuse of alcohol.