Being drunk causes peoples’ brains to not function normally and impacts their acti... ... middle of paper ... ...ual activity, and other irresponsible behavior due to lack of maturity” (ProCon.org). Lowering the drinking age causes lack of maturity in young adults. Thus, the lack of maturity feeds into people performing bad acts that change their lives forever. If the drinking age were to decrease, it would decrease the maturity among young adults, influence bad decisions to be made that lead to injuries, and it would damage one’s reputation. 18 year olds cannot handle the legal privilege of being able to drink.
I agree with Voas statement because we should not lower the drinking age to 18 because drinking at underage harm brain development, leads to binge drinking, and increases fatal accidents. First of all, lowering the drinking age will harm teen’s brains development. Many teenagers are still developing their brain at the age of 18 and are not able to make the right decisions. The human brain is like a sponge, which absorbs all the knowledge that we learn. Furthermore; alcohol interferes with our brain and have long lasting effects on the int... ... middle of paper ... ...was responsible for the death of the women and boy.
Even though there are only a couple of years between these two ages I feel that a lot of growing and maturing happens in those years. The right to drink should be held at a higher age because of the dangers posed by drinking. There are many risks associated with improper alcohol intake, and we need to make sure people are mature and responsible enough to realize the major effects it can have in one’s life. Alcohol can negatively affect us in many ways including our social s... ... middle of paper ... ...” effect which will result in illegal drinking; giving high school students and even middle school student easier access to alcohol. In conclusion, I believe that the legal drinking age should not be lowered because drinking can be dangerous to the health and well-being of anyone.
Even though, the reduction of the drinking age would get rid of the taboo that surrounds alcohol which would result in fewer teens drinking just to be accepted by their peers, young adolescents now have a harder time getting access to alcohol due to the minimum legal drinking age resulting in less alcohol-affiliated problems and a decrease in damage to their bodies. Teens and alcohol are not a good mix so citizens of the United States should keep them separated as best as they can. By having a minimum age limit of twenty-one, that is a great way to do it.
A father typically would not beat his children unless they disobeyed him and he would discipline them. But when alcohol is thrown into the mix, then the father might take out all of his anger and stress out on his family members who did nothing against him to provoke him. Alcohol takes away someone’s control and ability to make smart decisions, for this exact reason alcohol can affect families in more than one negative way. One way that alcohol affects the family is the neglect of responsibilities (American Addiction Center ). If an adult is drunk all of the time this will restrict their thinking and actions.
I also already knew one reason why people drink which is to help escape the stress and pain of reality. Most teens start to drink early for that reason also because of peer pressure or just for the fun of it. One last thing I knew from seeing this with my own eyes is that alcohol can ruin ones life by abusing it. Since i was being accused and questioned about drinking alcohol it made me wonder what is so special about alcohol? They seemed to be more worried about me drinking it and having the liquor than the liquor actually being gone.
These problems can make a person very addicted to drinking because they already have an imbalance of chemicals in their brain. This is especially true for teens because they are still developing and are prone to chemical imbalances. Teens should realize that drinking does not make them cool or help them fit in. Alcohol use is associated with a variety of negative consequences, including increased risk of serious drug use later in life, school failure, and poor judgment puts teens at risk for accidents, violence, unplanned and unsafe sex, and suicide. So what can be done The message is clear: The longer children and teens delay alcohol use, the less likely they are to develop any problems associated with it.
What happens when teens have bad parents to not help with life lessons? A second cause of teens drinking is bad parenting.Parents who are not there for their kids is a bad thing because they are not there to teach them from right from wrong and that will cause a big problem lat... ... middle of paper ... ...ll make their lives even worse. In conclusion because of bad parenting, academic failure, peer pressure are why teens drink and its never ok to let your teenager drink at a young age because later on it will cause their lives to be worse day by day and it will not be good. let them have a good future never let them drink at a young age and thats why because of bad parenting, academic failure, peer pressure is why teens drink. Works Cited “Causes of teenage drinking.
The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because it destroys the idea that drinking is a symbol of rebellion, decreases unsafe drinking activity, helps the economy grow, and lowers the number of students getting into trouble with the law. In the article from the Discovery News, “Teen Brains Wired to Take Risks”, they found out that the teenage brain is even more sensitive to rewarding signals. In other words, when something is better than expected, adolescents want to keep doing the activity that gives them a rewarding feeling. Teenagers take crazy risks, and this discovery explains why they would want to do such things. Since the legal age to drink alcohol is 21, many young people under this age consume alcohol in an irresponsible matter.
A father typically would not beat his children unless they disobeyed him and he would discipline them. But when alcohol is thrown into the mix then the father might take out all of his anger and stress out on his family members who did nothing against him to provoke him. Alcohol takes away someone’s control and ability to make smart decisions, for this exact reason alcohol can affect families in more than one negative way. One way that alcohol affects the family is neglect of responsibilities (American Addiction Center ). If an adult is drunk all of the time this will restrict their thinking and actions.