In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the effects of underage drinking. One of the effects that is possible is having to deal with the juvenile justice system or the criminal justice system, depending on your age. This can mean that you have to face penalties for your actions, which might include losing your driver's license or spending time behind bars.
Alcohol has some interesting effects on the human body. Delayed reaction times and lack of ability to determine risks are two that can affect a person who has consumed alcohol. The effects that alcohol has on a person seem to intensify in some people. For example, underage drinkers are likely to suffer from short-term and long-term consequences of their choice to consume alcohol.
Underage drinking is a serious problem in the United States. Oklahoma isn't any exception to that fact. While many people might think that people who aren't 21 yet consuming alcohol isn't really a huge deal. That isn't the case. People who aren't of the legal drinking age who consume alcohol do face several consequences of their actions each time they choose to drink.
If you belong to the group of Oklahoma parents who believe underage drinking is not much of a problem, a recent incident out of Delaware County may change your mind. According to the media, the teen who hosted the party has been charged with several misdemeanors. The party occurred on July 29 near Ketchum at the Duck Creek arm of Grand Lake and allegedly involved more than 200 teenagers.