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Lowering the Drinking Age - Most people have heard about the debate in the U.S. about lowering the current drinking age. A lot of people believe that it should be lowered, but also there are a considerable amount of people who think it should stay the same. This debate has been going on for several years now and it seems like there will be no change as of now. The drinking age in the United States is currently 21, however, for several reasons it should be lowered to 18. People find it bizarre that the tobacco age is 18, but the drinking age is 21....   [tags: Drinking Age] 822 words
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Teens and Drinking - Whether it’s potty training, learning to ride a bike, learning to tie shoes, learning to drive a car, getting a first job, etc, how many times in people’s lives do they say “I’m a big kid now, I can do it all by myself” . How many times are the previous said whenever the maturity level does not correspond to it. Foundations have to be laid before a person can go out alone. A baby cannot be potty trained before they even know how to walk. A child cannot ride a bike without first learning with training wheels and practice....   [tags: Alcohol, Drinking Age]
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The Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered - We knocked on the door of the off-campus apartment, as it opened we were confronted with the heavy stench of alcohol. A young girl was passed out on the living room floor, a pile of empty beer cans filled the kitchen sink, and the deafening music rattled the window panes. A group of girls managed to stumble past us. They waved goodbye to the host, who was handing drinks to me and my sister. It was not my first time drinking. In fact, everyone there was quite experienced – after all, it’s college....   [tags: MLDA, Underage Drinking]
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The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered - There are numerous problems involving alcohol in the world today, including alcoholism, drunk driving, and alcohol poisoning leading to death. Many of these problems involve minors and are linked to drinking underage. The legal drinking age in many states is twenty-one years old. The purpose of this law is to keep minors out of danger: away from drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, and injuring the brain before it is fully developed. The government supports the belief that people are not ready or responsible enough for alcohol until this age....   [tags: Lowering the Drinking Age for Alcohol]
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We Should Lower The Drinking Age - ... The simple answer; you cant make those important life changing decisions when your at that age or, Congress had constantly made many mistakes representing what an adult should be for years. How is someone mature enough to decide wither they would be willing to die for their country but still not be capable of handling the decision of if they can decide wither or not to drink alcohol like an adult does. ProCon.Org has pointed out many issues about how lowering the MLDA would also help the youth in a positive way by “Decreasing the alcohol related accidents per year” and “Decreasing the probability of binge drinking in our youth”....   [tags: alcohol, drinking age, teen drinking]
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Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered? - Chris Skinner finished his shift at a local pizza shop, where he worked, at 9:30. It was time to party hard he thought to himself as he was clocking out. He met up with some of his friends at Josh Dymtruk’s house in Flamborough. When he arrived his friends were playing a drinking game with cards in the back yard called kings. Dymtruk told everyone to leave by midnight. Skinner was “sloshed” according to his friend Kyle Barron, but even so Kyle invited Skinner over to his house where the party could continue with kyle’s parents....   [tags: drinking, social event, alcohol, ] 1391 words
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Lower the U.S. Drinking Age - The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen instead at twenty one. People all around the world drink alcohol. In many countries they have a low age limit or no limit at all for drinking alcohol. In the United States the drinking law is set to the age twenty one. Many young Americans are caught drinking under the age everyday. At the age of eighteen you are supposed to be considered an adult, you can go to war and die for your country, you can vote, you can buy cigarettes, but you can't buy alcohol....   [tags: USA, drinking age, alcohol,] 463 words
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Lower the Drinking Age - When people turn eighteen they are finally considered an adult. They can join the army, vote, buy cigarettes or tobacco products, get a tattoo and even die for our country. Although everyone considers that person to be an adult, they are still not old enough to buy or consume alcohol. A person can be responsible enough to live on their own, make their own money, pay their own bills, and yet they are still not considered old enough to purchase or consume any type of alcohol. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would help prevent the crime and personal injuries that are caused by alcohol abuse....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol]
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Underage Drinking in Australia - ... It is hard for parents to be able to prevent their teenagers from consuming and experimenting with alcohol, but they can at least kindly encourage their children to drink it with limits. Australian parents believe that the alcohol that their teenagers are consuming isn’t as harmful as illegal drugs, and that it doesn’t cause health issues, death and other risks, When in realitythe risks of alcohol consumption in teens state otherwise, this is because underage drinking can cause the following: Binge drinking, , brain damage, injury, and in the worst case, death....   [tags: binge drinking, teenage years] 599 words
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Lowering the Drinking Age - Lowering the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen is a good idea because it will most likely promote responsibility, alcohol consumption will be more controlled, and, if not done so, it is posing as discrimination against the eighteen to twenty age group; however, lowering the legal drinking age back to eighteen can be fatal because the brains of the eighteen to twenty year old age groups are not fully developed, binge drinking and alcohol addiction rates will go up, and the drinking and driving rates will increase....   [tags: drinking, women, pregnancy]
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Drinking on College Campuses - Drinking on College Campuses Underage students drinking on college campuses has been a problem for countless years. Parents and professors look over the problem of students drinking and look at their college life in a positive way. They understand the students to be studying, making new friends, or working. Instead, an abundance of students are partying and drinking at these parties. The transformation from high school to college causes stress to the students. Therefore, instead of the students looking towards studying more, they start partying to solve their problems....   [tags: student drinking, parents, professors]
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Minimun Legal Drinking Age - Have you ever been discriminated against for your own good. Well I and millions of Americans adults that are under the age of 21 have been. There was a bill that was passed by congress called The National Drinking Age Act of 1984. This bullied any state that does not prohibit and single out adults under the age of 21 from buying or possessing alcoholic beverages. In spite of this, many people believe that it is justified because “child’s brain is very sensitive to alcohol” In other words, it is ok to discriminate against a particular group if it is for their own good, instead of it being that discriminating for any reason is wrong....   [tags: alcohol, children, binge drinking] 938 words
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The Legal Drinking Age Analysis - Alcohol is a prominent feature of America’s culture and is well enjoyed when used appropriately. Unfortunately, many fail to adhere to the laws put in place to ensure proper use and often fail to recognize their benefits. One law, in particular, being the legal drinking age. In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is 21. According to David Hanson of the New York State University in Potsdam, it was officially changed July 17, 1984 when President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Legal Drinking Age Act (Hanson “Minimum Legal Drinking Ages Around the World”)....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol policy, alcohol]
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The Perils of Underage Drinking - Sally and John were just two normal juniors in high school looking for something fun to do one their first summer night going into their senior year. They wanted to celebrate making it to their senior year. Their idea of fun was drinking and partying. Thats exactly what they planned to do on the beautiful summer night. Little did they know the night would end up being a deadly one. Underaged drinking is a very big problem in the united states. By the age of 13 over 50% of teens had tried alcohol in their lifetime....   [tags: Teen Drinking, Car Crash Statistics]
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Whats the Appropriate Drinking Age? - What’s the Appropriate Age. Alcoholism has been a major problem in the world for hundreds of years. Most people that deal with alcoholism became alcoholics because they needed a quick and easy way to de-stress. After long days at work or arguments with family and friends, the first thing they do is start drinking to make their stress go away. No one wakes up and decides, “I’m going to become an alcoholic today.” No one wants to be an alcoholic but bad things happen. If you are not careful with alcohol then you can easily become an alcoholic....   [tags: alcoholism, DUI, binge drinking,alcoholics]
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Don't lower the drinking Age - Despite the problems that would arise, many people are beginning to feel that the drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. Studies have been made; however, no hard evidence suggesting lowering the minimum drinking age would help have surfaced. Although there are countless studies of how alcohol has many harmful effects on teenagers, there is a great deal of negative criticism about what if the drinking age is lowered. Some would say the morally right decision is to not allow teens the chance to hurt themselves....   [tags: Alcohol, Harmful Effects, Teenagers, Drinking]
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Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 May Help Reduce Binge Drinking - The debate of the drinking age has been long discussed throughout America. The drinking age has been 21 for the last 22 years, and people around the country have wondered weather or not this was the right call. People say that 18 year olds may not be mature enough to drink alcohol and might not know when to stop. It isn’t that teenagers don’t know how to stop, but rather have not been properly taught when enough has been consumed or how to drink responsibly. Changing the drinking age from 21 to 18 years old will take the thrill that teens get from breaking the law while drinking, will no longer give them the idea that drinking is the final stage of adulthood and full maturity, and will no lo...   [tags: alcohol, drinking age]
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We Must Reduce Underage Drinking and Driving in College - Many temptations are faced in college culture and one of them is underage drinking and driving. Underage drinking and driving has essentially become an epidemic, rapidly developing among today’s youth. College culture has come to encourage drinking and driving through the places and people that surround the students (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, October 2002). Some people don’t see underage drinking as an issue, when in fact it is a huge issue that every teenager will face....   [tags: Drinking and Driving]
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Lowering the Legal Minimum Drinking Age - The issue of underage drinking has become a major problem, especially on college campuses. But, underage drinking is not purely the root of all accidents related to alcohol. The real problem lies within the unsafe underage drinking habits amongst youth. There are ways that these alcohol-related accidents can be avoided. Several organizations have been created that are targeting a change in the legal drinking age laws. One key way to lower the risk of unsafe drinking is to lower the minimum legal drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen....   [tags: Social Issues, Underage Drinking] 1606 words
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Which should be the Drinking Age in the US? - In the early 1900’s, when the United States passed through a time of prohibition, numerous citizens were outraged that alcohol was forbidden. Even with the law forbidding all alcohol, the consumption levels didn’t decrease drastically. The only change was that drinking was all done underground; countless young adults constantly sneaked around the law to obtain a few drinks. Although individuals over the age of twenty can obtain alcohol, not much has changed; eighteen to twenty year olds still frequently sneak around....   [tags: prohibition, alcohol, drinking age] 1076 words
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Alcohol and Teens: The Effects of Teenage Drinking - When at a party, a student sees another teenager drinking a beer. Thinking nothing of it, the teenager picks up a large bottle labeled Vodka and beings to chug the contents of the bottle. The alcohol rushes through her body and she suddenly has a sense of feeling free and letting loose. The next thing the teenage girl remembers is waking up in a hospital bed to her mother crying by her bed side. The only thing her mom could say was “Honey, please wake up. Please be okay, I want you to be okay....   [tags: Essays on Underage Drinking]
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Lowering the Drinking Age - Every year, thousands of deaths occur as a result of drunk driving, and every day people are facing the consequences of irresponsible drinking. Because of the issues caused by irresponsible drinking, the US government passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984 which raised the minimum drinking age to twenty-one to prevent drinking-related accidents and violence. Despite the intent of its passing, it was a counterproductive decision. Because of the higher age restriction, high school upperclassmen and college underclassmen see drinking as an exciting, rebellious act....   [tags: minimum drinking age act, alcohol]
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The National Minimum Drinking Act of 1984 - ... . < Eight different exceptions to the Minimum Legal Drinking Age. > 1. On private non alcohol-selling premises, with parental consent (29 states) 2. On private, non alcohol-selling premises, without parental consent (6 states) 3. For religious purposes (26 states) 4. For medical purposes (16 states) 5. For government work related purposes (4 states) 6. For educational purpose (11 states) 7. When reporting medical need due to under age drinking for another minor (17 states and DC) 8. On alcohol-selling premises, with parental approval (10 states) With the exceptions of the minimum legal act in 45 states, it is ridiculously easy for high school and college students to purchase alcohol....   [tags: underage drinking, alcohol consumption] 803 words
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It's Time To Lower the Legal Drinking Age - In the United States there have been many deaths due to alcohol. If it were not for the lack of education of alcohol abuse, many of the accidents could be prevented. The U.S’s biggest problem that Americans are facing is underage drinking. In our society we see many young teenagers that begin to drink at an early age of 10. They want to experience it without knowing the health risk factors that are associated with alcohol. There are many problems occurring because of alcohol abuse. In America the misuse of alcohol causes many teenagers to experience alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependency in the long run, and accidents....   [tags: Lowering the Legal Drinking Age] 2049 words
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Legal Drinking Age in the United Kingdom - The United Kingdom is known for its high number of alcoholics. It only makes sense that if the adults are drinking, then the teenagers are drinking too. The country has been allowing the young kids to drink since they were five, in private areas, and sixteen in a public place. Although the law has been approved before, some people think that it should not be legal for such young children to drink. The legal drinking age should be at least 18, because children that young are still developing and alcohol has many negative effects on the body....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]
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18 vs. 21: Drinking Age - Why do people only want to change the drinking age from 21 to 18, when there are other activities that have limit of age such as marriage at 18, driving at 16 and 35 to be a president. Alcohol plays a major role in today society, which becomes a controversial issue among teens. Alcohol is a mind-altering chemical that is potentially more dangerous than any other drug and can be very destructive. For past few years, many people are trying to lower the drinking age without knowing the negative effects of alcohol and how lowering drinking age would harm our communities....   [tags: Alcohol, Teen Drinking] 1376 words
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Drinking Water Shortage and Water Conservation - Water is everywhere. Not only does water surround the continents but also we are mostly made up of water and also need it to survive. If we don’t have access to water it will significantly affect our health. The economy will be affected by the water and how expensive it will be. This will lead to the environmental effects, with farmers not having enough water to keep their farms going. A variety of authors demonstrate throughout their articles that water is a limited resource and that humans need to start taking action in every aspect of their lives....   [tags: Drinking Water Scarcity]
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A Local Crisis: Underage Drinking - By definition and federal law, underage drinking is any person under 21 who are consuming alcohol. In 2011, Missouri had 258 total alcohol impaired fatalities. Forty-six, or thirty percent, of these fatalities were under the age of twenty-one (Century Council). Surely, it does not happen in small towns like Warrensburg. Yes, in fact, it does happen in Warrensburg, the reason being it is a college town, and Whiteman Air Force Base is just twenty minutes outside the town. Here are stories of underage drinking incidences that occurred in Warrensburg, Jackson County, and St....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol, mip, drunk driving]
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National Drinking Age - Have you ever been discriminated against for your own good. Well I and millions of Americans adults that are under the age of 21 have been. There was a bill that was passed by congress called The National Drinking Age Act of 1984. This bullied any state that does not prohibit and single out adults under the age of 21 from buying or possessing alcoholic beverages. In spite of this, many people believe that it is justified because “child’s brain is very sensitive to alcohol” In other words, it is ok to discriminate against a particular group if it is for their own good, instead of it being that discriminating for any reason is wrong....   [tags: Twenty One, Drinking, Teenagers]
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To Lower or Not to Lower the Legal Drinking Age to 18, That Is the Question - Every year thousands of young adults attend college with the hope of expanding their career opportunities, but are these young adults doing more than studying and homework. A new study suggests that binge drinking is on the rise among college students (Eisenberg n.p.). With an increase of alcohol consumption by underage drinkers, it only seems logical to lower the drinking age to prevent binge drinking, however there are far more consequences to be seen. Lowering the drinking age to 18 will not solve the binge drinking problem among college students but will cause more problems....   [tags: binge drinking, substance abuse]
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Drinking Age - In almost all scenarios an argument can occur that debates whether one thing or another is good or bad, helpful or hurtful. Some debates are simple with no major side effects such as would drinking gatorade or water better maximize the performance of athletes. Other debates involving drinking are not as simple, these debates involve alcohol drinking age. Both arguments can have different viewpoints, the difference is the significance in the argument. What should the legal drinking age in the United States be....   [tags: Alcohol Consumption, Teen Drinking]
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Lowering Drinking Age - Society normally views teenagers as rebellious kids with an impulse to live new experiences. These experiences range from going to their first party to having their first alcoholic drink, and are sometimes as drastic as trying their first drug. Drinking alcoholic beverages is something that involves a lot of responsibility and can bring a plethora of negative consequences. This is the main reason why the United States has established a legal drinking age that I consider to be relatively high. With the legal drinking age being so high, while intending to avoid harmful situations, brings many repercussions that are equally as harmful....   [tags: alcohol, teenagers, drinking, college, US]
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Providing the World with Drinking Water in the 21st Century - Each day, over 5,000 children die from diarrhea-related diseases developed from unsafe drinking water. Approximately one billion people do not have access to clean drinking water; one billion people about equates to one out of every six individuals. The deaths resulting from unsafe drinking water are greater than the number of deaths caused by war. We all must work together to find new sources of freshwater so that everyone in the world will have adequate supplies of safe drinking water. This essay will outline current and future technologies that will be available to resolve this problem in the coming years....   [tags: Drinking Water Shortage]
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Underage Drinking: A Big Problem - Underage Drinking: A Big Problem Underage drinking is wide spread through out the United States. According to Klaidman, of 10 million people under the age 21 who admitted they'd had a cocktail in the last month, 4.4 million said that they are "binge drinkers," or people who have had more than four drinks in a row. Also, alcohol use among 12 to 17 year olds has risen .9% over the past three years (137). Lack of entertainment on college campuses and easy availability of alcohol can lead to underage drinking as well....   [tags: Teenage Drinking ] 1052 words
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When Drinking Becomes a Problem - Drinking alcohol has been a part of society for many years. People find that is it easier to meet people when they have had a few drinks. Drinking has also been used as way to get closer to some one. “We’ll talk over a six pack,” is something that people will say when they need to talk about something. There are also many events that drinking has created. There are cozy bars “where everyone knows your name,” wine tasting parties, cocktail parties, and the high school favorite, house party. People have also used many different types of glasses to drink out of....   [tags: Drinking and Alcoholism] 1455 words
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The Impact of Lowering the Drinking Age on State University - The legal drinking age in the United States will always be a point of contention. No one can settle upon a drinking age that everyone is in agreement with; should it be 18 or 21. Ages 18 and 21 are the most popular options, yet neither one has 100% of the vote. With the current legal drinking age in America standing at 21, meaning that people under the age of 21 cannot purchase or consume alcoholic food or beverages, there is the question of whether or not to lower it to 18 or 19 years old....   [tags: Pro Lower Legal Drinking Age]
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Problems that Have been Caused by Excessive Underage Drinking - In the United States, more than 88,000 deaths are caused or related to the excessive use of alcohol. 4,300 of those reported 88,000 casualties are young people under the age of twenty-one. Alcohol is the third leading cause of death among Americans. In the United States alcohol is the most popular overused drug amongst adolescents. Problems that have been caused by excessive underage drinking include but are not limited to physical assault, health problems, sexual assault, social issues, violence, misconduct and lawlessness, other substance abuse, and overdose....   [tags: alcohol, drinking age, amethyst initiative] 1655 words
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Keeping the Drinking Age at 21 and Saving Some Lives - Each year, about 5,000 teens are killed or injured in traffic crashes as a result of underage drinking and about 1,900 are due to car accidents. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation) In the newsletter, safety in numbers by National highway traffic administration and U.S department of transportation “Of all the people who died in motor vehicle crashes during 2012, 31 percent died in crashes involving a drunk driver, and this percentage remains unchanged for the past 10 years” (Vol 1, 2013)....   [tags: car crashes due to underage drinking]
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Lowering the Drinking Age: Making Youths into Adults - One of the largest questions still up for debate is whether to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. We know that this issue is very mundane to you if you’re from the 70’s and 80’s. We can also recall learning about prohibition in the 1920s. Banning alcohol wasn’t the answer then and it isn’t the answer now. It is time America has lowered the drinking age. The push for this started by the founder of Choose Responsibility, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the increasing awareness of the harms associated with alcohol use among young adults....   [tags: alcohol, drinking age, USA, teenagers,] 1032 words
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Alcohol and Teen Drinking - Alcohol use among American teenagers is a problem of epidemic proportions. Alcohol is a drug -- the drug of choice of adolescents and adults. Abuse of this drug Is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, loss of productivity amounting to millions of dollars annually, deterioration of academic performance, aggressive and disruptive behavior causing problems with family and friends, and individual financial ruin. It also is the primary cause of criminal behavior and a leading cause of broken homes....   [tags: Teenage Drinking ] 2222 words
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How to Assess the Drinking Habits of College Students - Introduction College is a new atmosphere, an environment that is filled with teenagers going through new transitions. Incoming students are ready to experiment and desperate to fit in, making this group dangerously eager to satisfy their ego. The perception of binge drinking among college students is skewed to an extreme that provides an excuse for consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. It is important to understand variables that may affect understanding and decisions that leads to abusing alcohol....   [tags: teenagers, binge drinking, peer pressure]
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Underage Drinking In America: - It’s Monday night at about 11:30, but I’m doing something different tonight that I haven’t done on a Monday night in a while; I’m staying sober. Yes, I am underage (19 years and 6 months to be exact) and it won’t be until my Junior year of college before I can take my first legal drink in the United States. But I am not the only one who drinks while under the legal age limit; there is an estimated 63% of underage college students that get drunk on a minimum basis of one night a week (Foster, 1996)....   [tags: Teenage Drinking ] 1535 words
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Under Age Drinking : The Problems It Creates - Under Age Drinking : The Problems It Creates It's a Saturday night, and the bars are packed. People are inside having a few, or more than a few, drinks. A select few are really drunk or passed out. Now lets step outside and take a look at a different type of drinking, drinking at an early age. High school and junior high kids are at a party drinking. Like the adults, some are just having a few, but quite a few are having more than that and are stumbling around. These kids have been given the idea that drinking is something that adults do, and we all know that kids can't wait to be grown up....   [tags: Teenage Drinking ] 1029 words
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The United States Should Lower the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen - The United States’ minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of twenty one is almost a perfect example of a policy with unrealistic expectations and serious unintended consequences. The current policy that the United States has in effect criminalizes youth who consume alcohol at less than twenty one years of age. Young adults are going to drink under twenty one, so why shouldn’t the United States lower the MLDA to eighteen. Following Prohibition in 1933, many states made their MLDA twenty one. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, many states lowered it to eighteen to match the drafting age (Alcohol Policy MD)....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]
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The Importance of Drinking Water Quality - Water, H2O (-* H+ +OH- hydrogen ion and hydroxide ion. These ions participate in many important biochemical reactions. Ann Christensen,Arizona Biology Network). The most basic and most needed building block of life. It is also one of the most important, because there is no way we can live without it. If tomorrow all the fossil fuel in the world ran out, we could go any number of ways, but if the water all the water ran out tomorrow. We would be in a whole lot of trouble. With out water there would simply be now life on this planet....   [tags: Drinking Water Quality] 644 words
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When Do We Mature and the Drinking Age - At exactly what age does a person become mature. It has been said many times that girls mature faster than boys. However, not always is that the truth. More and more these days’ boys are getting jobs before they even turn sixteen. Girls on the other hand typically do not get one until they are at least sixteen and most wait until college. Another example is a high school junior that has met all his criteria and would like to graduate early, at the age of seventeen, and go off to college. If he is allowed to make that decision, would you consider that mature since it is before the legal age of eighteen....   [tags: maturity, growing up, Drinking Age, alcohol, ] 1792 words
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Drinking Water Scarcity and Conservation - "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.”   -- Rachel Carson -- The water you see around you, flowing freely, sparkling in the noonday sun, quenching your thirst, bathing you, providing you with life is all limited - there is no place on this planet where new water springs up from a source. Water has been recycled by nature over and over again since time began....   [tags: Drinking Water Shortage]
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Pollution of Drinking Water Supplies - It is widely known that water covers almost three-quarters of the Earth's surface. However, it is not widely known that more than 99 percent of Earth's water is unusable by humans and many other living things. Less than one percent of water which supports most of the forms of life we are familiar with. Unfortunately, that one percent of fresh water becomes more polluted every year. The pollutants that fill our waterways each year are largely unknown. Water pollution comes from a number of unique sources, such as industrial waste, urban storm-water, agricultural runoff, various household chemicals and even nuclear waste....   [tags: Drinking Water Contamination] 800 words
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World Crisis: Safe Drinking Water in Africa - World Crisis: Safe Drinking Water in Africa Imagine walking over five miles each and every day in order to get water for you and your family, all while not being sure if the water you bring home is 100% safe enough to drink. This is an inevitable decision and problem that the people of Africa face every single day. Their lack of access to safe drinking water causes sickness and death, with victims of this crisis being mainly children. Unfortunately “85% of all diseases in African children under 5 are caused by water-borne illnesses” (WCA)....   [tags: Africa, Drinking Water, Death, Disease, Illness]
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Causes of Underage Drinking - Causes of Underage Drinking Today, many teenagers experience different things in the world. Whether it is their first date or first day in high school, teens are always eager to try something different or new. One of the things that teenagers try is drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, underage drinkers often abuse alcohol. In this paper, I will try to shed some light on some of the reasons why teenagers drink alcohol at such premature age. The causes of underage drinking include peer pressure, family problems, low self-esteem, and of course curiosity....   [tags: Alcohol Drinking Binge Essays] 934 words
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