Essay On The Drinking Age

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DANGER I say that the drinking age should remain at 21 years of age. Firstly I feel this way because it’s a proven fact that people’s brains do not fully mature until a certain age and aren’t capable of making good decisions. The second reason I feel that the drinking age should remain at 21 years of age is because there are so many dangers to drinking. Lastly I feel that the drinking age should remain at 21 is because I don’t feel that people are responsible enough at 18. I first stated that the drinking age should remain at 21 years of age because it’s a proven fact that human brains do not fully mature until a certain age. According to drinkingage.procon.org “Alcohol consumption can interfere with development of the young adult brain’s frontal lobes, essential for functions such as emotional regulation, planning, and organization.” In A&P class last year I learned that frontal lobes don’t complete develop until humans are in their mid-twenties. Alcohol can mess with early brain development and also people who drink a lot and have been drinking for a long time have risks of developing serious changes to their brain. I read an article once in a times magazine that I found compelling. It talked about how high school students are more likely to make quick decisions, misread emotions, and engage in risky decisions. When people are given alcohol or asked if they want alcohol, I feel that they accept because if others are doing it why can’t they. Peer pressure is a big thing and underage drinkers feel like they won’t fit in unless…show more content…
And also because I feel that the drinking age should remain at 21 years of age is because there are so many dangers to drinking, and lastly I feel that the drinking age should remain at 21 is because I don’t feel that people are responsible enough at
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