There has been around 2,700 teens in the United States killed and almost 321,000 were treated for injuries suffered by motor-vehicle crashes, but then were released to go home. The cost to repair the damages of an alcohol-related accident is estimated to be around one-thousand, five- hundred all the way up to one-hundred, forty-eight billion dollars. ("Teenage" 64) But alcohol-related crashes also cost American taxpayers one-hundred billion dollars not just the driver. ("Drinking") Days of the week with the highest deat... ... middle of paper ... ...f one drink a glass of wine before they go to bed it helps them sleep better. Sometime doctors even prescribe the use of alcohol as a sedative to the older people around the world.
Young adults, eighteen to twenty, are not nightclubs financial savors, under the influence they cost more money then made. Nightclubs are trying to keep their doors open and popula... ... middle of paper ... ...ablishment. Owners will not have to worry about losing money, liquor license, or part of the twenty-one and up crowd. Allowing people under the drinking age limit into a club serving alcohol can result in death, rape, fights, and car accidents. Although, many club owners are worried about losing revenue they should consider the cost of just one teen caught drinking in their club.
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. Alcoholics around you also affect the way you look at alcohol. If you are in a group of friends and all of them are drinking you will be pressured into drinking or you might feel like you have to in order to fit in. On the other hand, if you have alcoholics in your family then you are generally going to look down upon alcohol.
Many doctors could attest and the average people of society would agree that the lowering the minimum drinking age to 18 would be absurd being that that teens have not yet reached an age where they can handle alcohol responsibly, thus are more likely to harm or even kill themselves and others by drinking prior to 21 (ProConorg Headlines). A complete ban of alcohol will not serve as a reasonable method of lowering any type of drinking as proved in 1933 when prohibition ended. Practical restrictions should be able to suffice, however in some instances lowering the legal drinking age from 21 did not stop teen drinking but it was instead displaced. The problem has driven underage binge drinking into private and less controlled environments, such as homes that do not have proper guardians or colleges where a large amount of the population are teens. They have just gotten out of high school and are at a high risk for peer pressure from the older students and clubs and Greek organizations (Hanson, 2010).
“Nearly one-third of the US population will meet criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence within their lifetime” (Young, 2011). Alcoholism is considered deviant because the person drinks excessively and frequently disregarding the safety of themselves and others. Society stigmatizes these individual as clinically ill; their behavior is a result of disease which needs to be addressed and treated, in order to provide safety for the public. Alcoholism not only affects the public’s safety however it influences how the individual interacts with others, their ability to perform on the job, and has considerable health related risk. These behaviors and attitudes fuel the drive to treat alcoholics; in hopes that their behavior will go into remission since once an alcoholic always an alcoholic.
Even though an 18 year old in the united states ha... ... middle of paper ... ...and killing many people each year, people are too blind to see the horrible effects it has on people; especially young teens who are very curious about alcohol. So what if many Americans drink and get drunk just because they think they are cool? But what they don’t realize is that they could be hurting someone or even them selves and having tragedies, murders, homicides, even suicides on their hands. Alcohol is a dangerous substance. Works Cited Arnold- Burger, K.. N.p..
18 year olds cannot handle the legal privilege of being able to drink. It is a huge responsibility that young adults are not capable of doing. Having the drinking age settled at 21 would reduce the number of drinking and driving accidents and make a good representation to America for responsible drinking. Overall, drinking can go many ways, but maintaining the legal drinking age at 21 would influence more safe and responsible drinking.
It just may make you someone you never wanted to be. young adults underage drinking has caused most accidents. Young adults have been dying more and more since they’re taken advantage of it. the’re been getting in car crashes, and parents are being more protected, but young adult just don’t listen, and they never learn. some people want the age to be higher, not just 21. some say leave it the way it is.
No one can argue with the fact that underage drinking is a huge problem in our society today. Nonetheless, there are ways to decrease these problems. The current drinking age, twenty-one, is not beneficial to our country anymore. Lowering the age to eighteen with a license will impact our country in a positive way, by decreasing the numbers of drunk driving incidents, and alcohol poisoning due to minors drinking in secret Those who oppose lowering the drinking age say that lowering it will cause less underage age drunk driving accidents. They also say that the 18-20-year-old brain is not developed enough to safely consume alcohol.
Even consumers that think they are not in danger of the above conditions are still susceptible to the accidents that occur more frequently when alcohol is involved due to the drug interfering with the judgment skills within the brain. Over 16,000 unnecessary deaths each year are caused by intoxicated drivers. When pregnant mothers drink alcohol they risk Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, and other birth defects including intellectual impairment, and behavioral problems that lead to life-long physical and metal problems. On top of this, offenders in thirty-seven percent of rapes and sexual assaults, fifteen percent of robberies, and twenty-seven percent of aggravated assaults were drunk when they committed the crime. Alcohol contributes to 100,000 avoidable deaths each year.