Risks and Benefits of Alcohol Consumption Questions Response

Complete Lesson 12 and then respond to the questions below by attaching a Word document. You may use the online text as a third source in addition to another online source and a peer-reviewed journal article.

Include valid resources for ALL answers and to address ALL parts of the question. All sources used in this assignment must be reliable, so check your sources for accuracy and bias before completing the assignment. Reliable resources include those from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the USDA, and PubMed. Also look for sources through Miami’s library website. Wikipedia , SparkPeople, and Livestrong are NOT reliable resources. You may use WebMD for basic information, but please DO NOT use this as one of your resources. The links for some reliable resources are as follows:




**You MUST cite at least 1 outside web source ALL sources should be cited in APA format. In-text citations, as well as a full APA works cited page should be included at the end of the paper. The paper is a minimum of 3 full pages NOT including works cited. The assignment should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1″ margins. NO PLAGIARISM!! You will receive a 0/10 and will be reported for academic dishonesty. Be sure to answer the following questions in your paper:

Here is the breakdown of the points:

Question 1: 1 point

Question 2: 1 point

Question 3: 1.5 points (attach PDF)

Question 4 : 1.5 points (attach PDF)

Includes at least 1 reliable resource: 1 point

Correct in-text APA citations: 1 point

Correct APA works cited page: 1 point

Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation: 1 point

Meets the 3-page minimum requirement, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1″ margins: 1 point

Total: 10 points


1. What are three benefits of consuming alcohol?

2. What are three risks of consuming alcohol?

3. Aside from abstaining from alcohol entirely, how can some of the potential risks associated with drinking alcohol be avoided? *Explain your answer by citing reliable sources you used to develop that answer.

4. Do you think the risks of alcohol consumption are different for you and your peers as opposed to the general poulation? *Explain your answer by citing reliable sources you use to develop that answer.

APA Citation Guide:

Watch how to correctly cite in APA format. Here are some examples of proper in-text citations:

i. Jones (1998) found “students often had difficulty using APA style” (p. 199); what

implications does this have for teachers?

ii. Research by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports, “…” (Wegener & Petty, 1994).

For your “Works Cited” page in APA format, consider the following: The title should only be capitalized in the first word before and after the semi-colon. You should also have the title of the journal included in italics.

Here are some examples of proper “Works Cited” page full APA citations:

i. Single Author

Last name first, followed by author initials.

Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.

ii. Two Authors

List by their last names and initials. Use the ampersand instead of “and.”

Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.

iii. Three to Seven Authors

List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded again by ampersand.

Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., Harlow, T., & Bach, J. S. (1993). There’s more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.

iv. More Than Seven Authors

List by last names and initials; commas separate author names. After the sixth author’s name, use an ellipses in place of the author names. Then provide the final author name. There should be no more than seven names.

Miller, F. H., Choi, M. J., Angeli, L. L., Harland, A. A., Stamos, J. A., Thomas, S. T., . . . Rubin, L. H. (2009). Web site usability for the blind and low-vision user. Technical Communication, 57, 323-335.

v. Organization as Author

American Psychological Association. (2003).

vi. Unknown Author

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.).(1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.