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Pros And Cons Of The Legal Drinking Age

It is no secret that a great amount of teenagers drink. Some for fun or maybe even from peer pressure. It is true that we cannot stop them, but does that mean we should make it legal? agreed and on July 17, 1984, he signed into law the Uniform Drinking Age Act mandating all states to adopt 21 as the legal drinking age within five years. By 1988, all states had set 21 as the minimum drinking age. He changed the law for a very specific purpose; to prohibit drinking to those under the age of 21. Lowering the legal drinking age does not reduce drinking only puts young adults at risk. The legal drinking age should stay the same, because it is effective in many ways. The legal drinking age should not change because it has saved lives. Everyone who consumes alcohol knows how dangerous the affects can be. Drinking leads to nausea, vomiting, lightheaded and even black outs. As most fatal things of our society, though, it is kept around. When starting young, teenagers get into a habit of drinking. “Kids who start drinking…show more content…
The age restriction makes underage drinking cool (violating rules) and makes teenagers more likely to do it. This is the “forbidden fruit” theory. Lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 would diminish the thrill of breaking the law to get a drink. Normalizing alcohol consumption as something done responsibly in moderation will make drinking alcohol less of a thrill for young adults entering college and the workforce. Removing the age restriction would no longer make drinking cool. This is nothing more than a slippery slope. There is no evidence that drinking early will stop others from drinking at a later age. In fact, drinking early could become a habit for most teens. “People who have their first drink at age 14 or younger are six times more likely to develop alcohol problems than those who don’t try alcohol until the legal drinking age”

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