Teenagers are often unaware of their actions and want to prove themselves to their friends. The status of traffic accidents caused by minors and the majority occur after drinking until drunk. Not just in Vietnam, the developed countries on over the world are headache about young people drink beer and its negative effect. According to firstangle.com , one of ten children aged between 12 and 13 used alcohol at least once a month. In one year, 522 children underage 14 were arrested for driving while intoxicated (113 of them were under 10 years old).
The fourth question was, "Have you ever drank alcohol before driving and 68% said yes! One of the last questions I asked was, "What would you do if you killed someone drinking and driving?" The majority replied that they could not live with themselves. Just through talking to people and going to parties, I have seen most people drink to get drunk, not many people drink just a drink or two. Many students don't feel that drinking is a crime because they are not hurting any one unless they are driving drunk.
Is Underage Drinking a Big Issue in the United States? Teenagers rarely think before they do many things. Many times teenagers go to big blowouts or little get together with their friends. Their first thought is not about death, their grades, or alcoholism; their main purpose is to get drunk fast and sober up before going home by their set curfews. Each year most teen deaths have been caused from underage drinking in the United States, which is a big topic that the government is trying to prevent from happening.
Even though underage drinking is illegal, many young adults still drink because the higher age restriction is impossible to completely enforce. In the past the United States tried to pass the Eighteenth Amendment to ban all drinking, but it was repealed because it didn’t successfully stop anyone from drinking. In this way, teenagers will still consume alcohol. I can also personally attest to this because as a high school upperclassman, I have heard my peers discuss the times they have gotten drunk with friends countle... ... middle of paper ... ... restaurants and bars, and alcohol use by young adults can become more responsible. It is important that people consider lowering the drinking age because every year thousands of people are killed through alcohol-related traffic accidents, and a great number of people are affected by these tragedies.
McCardell argued that teens have tried a sip of alcohol when they are anywhere from the ages of 10-15. McCardell argued in his home state with other college’s presidents. Who agree with him that the drinking age should be lowered, so college students would stop binge drinking and maybe drinking on college co... ... middle of paper ... ... teach teens how to handle the things they consume.Lowering the drinking age from 21 would not be a bad thing at all. Teens have been drink forever, the law hasn’t stopped them so what will help them. Teens will continue to drink anyway with the law in place or not.
The article substantiates this claim by citing a study conducted by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The article also touches on the problem of alcohol used by parents though the primary focus of this piece is about teenage drinking. The purpose of the article is to jolt readers into an awareness of the magnitude of the problem of teenage drinkiing. Most people know that teenagers like to experiment, try the new and forbidden, but the Center assumes that no one is fully aware of how serious this problem can be if it is not addressed. Although this article does show the magnitude of the problem of teenage drinking, it doers not touch many people or clarify what we can do about it and the lack of clarity is an important factor that limits its impact.
Young children start off learning the dangers of drinking and would eventually start drinking at family events like they do in other foreign countries. These countries do this and do not have a major drinking problem in their society. By the time these children get to the age of 18 it will be legal to purchase and legally drink and it will not be a big deal because they have been taught responsible drinking from the start. This is an obvious start to fixing and changing this law, however it would be difficult to change the social and family traditions of A... ... middle of paper ... ... that it is morally wrong to let eighteen year olds to drink legally. They would also argue that more and more deaths would happen due to this law being changed.
It is easy to get, easy to use, and as common in our society as aspirin.? (Claypool, p. 62) Millions of American teenagers drink alcohol. Young people drink for many reasons; whether it?s to escape the daily stress of school or family life, or to fit in with their friends. But sadly enough, many teenagers discover too late that drinking cannot solve any of their problems. Teenage drinking is now one of the most serious problems that young people face.
From pastures to unsupervised blowouts at home, the social calendars of most teens are full of alcohol. Other drugs rise and fall in popularity from generation to generation, but alcohol never really goes out of style. From being worshiped by the ancient Babylonians to being forbidden to teenagers, alcohol has caused many problems. Today, drinking is the drug of choice by teens and causes most wrecks and deaths today. To understand alcohol people must first know the history of alcohol, the effects of teen drinking, and the solutions to teen drinking.
Although this drug is illegal for teenage use a large percentage of teens use alcohol. Many teens die in automobile accidents, which could have prevented if they had chosen to say no. Each year it is blame in the deaths of more than four thousand teens (Claypool, p. 42). No crime kills more teenagers in America. Kids who are drinking regularly in high school seem to be fully aware of the penalties and laws against underage drinking, possession but don't care.