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... at the age of 18 will hurt them more then anything else as explained, “Having a drinking age of 21 does reduce the number of adoles- cents who drink, prevent many al- cohol-related fatalities, and reduce the negative effects of alcohol on the developing brain”(McArdell). At this age your brain is still developing and if we lower the age we will be hurting the development if your brain. People may argue for drinking at the age of 18 because you are officially an adult at the age of 18 and because you can join the military at the age of 18 but that still does not help the fact that the human brain still is not fully developed by 18. Most people who want to change the minimum are under the of 21 and just want to be able to drink at a younger age but they do not understand the backlash that can affect them in later years, and the regrets they will have in their future.
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