The Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Drinking Age

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There are many different views on drinking alcohol especially underage drinking. Everyone is different in his or her views on the drinking age. Some think it should be lowered and other believe that it should be raised. Then there are some that believe that is should remain the same at age of twenty-one years old. Keeping the alcohol consumption age at twenty-one limits the dangers to only those not over twenty-one. Lowering the drinking age will cause more problems than it fixes, but people will argue against that, and other countries have lower to no age requirements at all. Lowering the drinking age will cause more problems than it fixes. Alcohol causes many problems in the society we live in today. Not only does it affect a person’s mental health, but it also harms a person physically. Alcohol is not too friendly to the human body it can affect how many different organs function,…show more content…
In some countries, the drinking age is higher, but then in some it is much lower. Some countries do not even have a legal drinking age. Other countries on the other hand have laws where drinking alcohol is illegal for everyone (Ertan). Even though the countries have lower, drinking ages does not mean that they are more responsible or healthier than people with higher drinking ages are. It is actually the opposite even though they may be a little more responsible in some area (Fell). Once the younger people start drinking at much younger ages they pick up some bad alcohol relates habits. Most people that start drinking in these countries at younger age’s actually end up becoming alcohol dependent in their life time (Ertan). Also with the lower drinking ages in these places they have younger teens, in the 12 -15 range, drinking to intoxication more: “ A greater percentage of 15-year-olds in most European countries reported being intoxicated in the past 30 days than in the United States”

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