Disney Star Zendaya Says ‘No’ To Drinking Alcohol Though She’s 21 Now
In the United States, the legal drinking age is 21. However, for the Disney star Zendaya Coleman, this might not be appropriate. Zendaya just turned 21 on September 1.
She wrote on her blog last Friday that she doesn’t plan to start drinking even though she just turned 21. “My life is too stressful to need help with relaxing by having a cocktail. This industry is way too much for me to not be in control of myself and decisions, so I just don’t want to introduce drinking!” said Zendaya.
Most of the celebrities are known to be the epitome of whatever they are doing whether in lifestyle trends, clothing, sports, and hobbies, among others. This does not spare the Spider Man co-star, who desires to be a role model, in whom she could be imitated by young people all around the globe.
In the past, Zendaya said that she wanted to show a lot of young ladies that anyone could be beautiful and stunning as everyone else without showing every single inch of your body.
Another thing that she put emphasized not to drink alcohol. “I don’t want drinking to become a vice,” said Zendaya. She concluded then that why to try something if you don’t need it.
She has been thinking of doing something worthwhile for the good of some people. These include providing a relief to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. She announced this as her annual birthday project.
So, instead of spending money to buy alcohol, why not give this money to those who are in need. This is what Zendaya did.
Young people should do the same as they will do it for themselves as well as for the benefit of others.
The Effects of Alcohol on the Body
Binge drinking alcohol and misuse of alcohol will have harmful effects on the body. It also harms relationships, in which it may lead to divorce and dysfunctional relationships to a loved one and members of the family. Regarding society, it may inflict violence, crime, accidents and drink driving, among others.
Among the physical damages that alcohol use may bring are the following:
Alcohol abuse could lead to memory loss, blackouts, and anxiety. It will also result in permanent brain damage and mental health problems. This could harm the parts of the brain that can affect the abuser’s behavior and his capability to learn and remember. The young people will be most affected because their brains are still developing.
Liver and Stomach
An alcohol abuser may acquire diseases in the liver and stomach. These include liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, stomach ulcers, internal bleeding, gastritis. Excessive alcohol in the body can cause fat deposits in the liver, which may become inflamed causing these diseases. Likewise, the stomach may become inflamed too with the continued excessive drinking.
Drinking alcohol could also affect the brain that manages and controls behavior and emotions, concentration, judgment, and coordination. With these, the alcohol abuser might be involved or become a victim of the crime such as assault, rape, theft, vandalism. or domestic violence. He may also encounter troubles such as road accident, accidental fire, fall or accident at work.
In addition to these, he might have lost his job because of his inability to perform tasks or due to absences. Most of all, it brings damages to the family members of the family.
According to National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there were about 15.1 million adult ages 18 and older who had alcohol use disorder in the United States in 2015 survey. Meanwhile, approximately 623,000 adolescents ages 12 to 17 had also alcohol use disorder.
About 37,000 adolescents (22,000 males and 15,000 females) had been treated for an alcohol problem in a specialized facility in 2015.
On the other hand, approximately 88,000 people (26,000 women and 62,000 men) die from alcohol-related disease yearly. Meanwhile, there were about 9,967 deaths including overall alcohol-impaired driving fatalities were reported in 2014. This makes the fourth leading preventable cause of death in America.
It is recommendable that most young people just like Zendaya will restrain themselves from binge drinking alcohol. This is to avoid addiction that will destroy them physically, emotionally, and mentally.
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