Drinking

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Drinking alcohol has become the norm to do when hanging out with friends, celebrating an event, relaxing, or when at home. However, the legal age to buy and consume alcohol legally is twenty-one years old. Even though, it is illegal to consume alcohol at a younger age. It does not mean that people under twenty-one do not have an access to alcohol. In addition, with alcohol being a restricted item for minors it makes the “wanting” of consuming alcohol even greater. This makes people want to drink, and drinking can lead to many bad consequences. If society lowers the drinking age then there would not be many cases of underage drinkers.
“There are 10.8 million underage drinkers in the United States” (Underage Drinking Statistics). If the age was eighteen instead of twenty-one there would not be as much abuse of alcohol consumption in the United States. This would limit one of the factors that contribute to underage drinking. Even though, people might not agree with lowering the age. Making the age eighteen to buy and consume alcohol will limit the rate of minors drinking. It will even lower the rate of college students’ binge drinking, which is half of the eighty percent of students who report binge drinking in the past two weeks (College Drinking).
Most college students experience college parties during their educational career. It is part of the “student life”. However, when they consume more than what their body can take, he or she can go into body shock. Therefore, when he or she starts drinking more than he does or she should. His or her blood alcohol content will be above or at 0.08 g/dL, which is unhealthy and risky for his or her life (College Drinking). With this in mind, twenty-five percent of students in the age of 12-...

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