Furthermore, when the opportunity to drink arises there is a kind of "Let's make up for lost time" attitude. The result is binge drinking. C. Teen drinking has been a long-standing problem in American culture, which the drinking age lows have done very little to stop. The American society does not teach the youth limits or responsibilities. Instead, they seemingly assume that, upon reaching the legal age of twenty-one, those "children" will somehow know their limits and be able to control themselves with alcohol and other such substances.
If they want to consume alcohol or purchase it, the law should allow them to. They are old enough to make their own decisions, which is supposed to be one of the perks that comes with being an adult. The more the law pushes to stop underage drinking, the more it will happen. Most underage college students are exposed to alcohol and will consume it for multiple reasons. At age twenty-one the same factors of binge drinking, being irresponsible, and so on, can happen.
I believe the drinking age should be lowered from twenty one to eighteen. If a person is old enough to vote, then the person is mature enough to help decide who should run the country, and then he or she should have the privilege to be able to drink alcohol in moderation. The other premise is when we are eighteen we are able to lay our life down in the service of our country, but we our still not able to sit down with our friends and family and consume alcohol legally. By making drinking illegal until your twenty one only makes it more desirable, which leads to young adults’ being irresponsible about drinking. It is more common for young adults to binge drink in the United States that in most countries that allow underage drinking.
With new drinking privileges comes an implication that I must take on personal responsibility for how much alcohol I chose to consume at any given period. Everyone over the age of 21 has the right to chose when, and how much they drink. This age restriction is a preventative measure intended to decrease underage drinking due to poor decision making, or irresponsible behaviors. Although these laws are established, they don’t stop underage drinking or the development of alcoholism. It is evident that the current laws aren’t working, because every weekend I hear of several underage drinkers getting ticketed.
In other countries around the world a person under the age of 21 can drink alcohol, while some countries don't even have an age limit, but in America a person has to be 21 to purchase alcohol. At the age of 18 a person could go to was for their country, could vote, buy cigarettes, but they cannot buy alcohol. One of the main causes of the drinking age being set to 21 was teenagers were getting into car accidents after getting drunk. By no means should driving under the influence should be legal. While, there should be more government programs to educate and prevent people from driving intoxicated.
Teens today do things they know could get them into major trouble, such as going to parties, smoking and drinking. So why would people today want to have this problem, well it started when the age for drinking alcohol got raised to 21 years of age. Teens though that since the age was raised to such a high level and they could get married, sign contracts, join the army. That they could also drink, teens started going to parties then the drove home drunk so the law wouldn’t know, that they had been drinking (cons to the drinking age 10). The people thought that if they raised the age of drinking, drinking would go down and less accidents would happen.
in “The Pros and Cons of Drinking at 18.” And position th... ... middle of paper ... ...e deaths, by creating programs that teach incoming freshmen the results of binge drinking; having professors help students stay away from overdoing it; and trying to pass or change laws so then binge drinking is discouraged. For example, the McCue family created Be Responsible About Drinking, or B.R.A.D., in hopes to enhance alcohol awareness since they lost their son on his 21st birthday when he drank 24 drinks in a little less than two hours created. The article continues to further cite various universities who have put in place websites and courses to help with alcohol awareness, therefore showing that there is a change in the way colleges are handling these deaths, and are pushing for students to at least become knowledgeable about alcohol so then if they do decide to drink illegally, they hopefully will know how to handle themselves and their alcohol better.
Because States, state that age eighteen is the age considered as a full adult, with all rights and privileges. The drinking age should remain the same because teens aren’t mentally ready to cope with alcoholic beverages, but also revamp the age of adulthood to twenty one.
According to Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, 20% of the alcohol purchased from alcohol stores are consumed by underage drinkers. Therefore, the law really doesn 't really affect the underage drinkers until you get ticket or in trouble for drinking. This being said, I believe that the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old. Turning 18 is a big stage in life. When you turn 18 you can vote, get married and start a family, fight for your country, and buy tobacco products.
At 18 we are making big decisions in life, like deciding which school to attend, whether to join the military, and where to work. People still oppose to the idea of lowering the drinking age. There is an organization called the Amethyst Initiative, which consists of a group of college presidents who are trying to re-consider the drinking age of 21. The argument being made in The Amethyst Initiative is that drunken alcohol students tend to make bad choices, which can end in accidents; so adjusting the drinking age could solve the problem, If we lower the drinking age then people should also be responsible for their own actions especially if they are consuming alcohol. Having the drinking age of 21, is not working.