This makes them want to be a rebel and try out what it is they are being kept away from. The fact that they don’t know when they will be able to drink again is the reason most college students tend to get overly drunk when they get a chance which can lead to many serious problems such as death. Keeping the drinking age at 21 sends the wrong message that alcohol represents maturity, which leads teens to want to drink alcohol to appear more mature. If the drinking age was lowered there would be no peer pressure to drink, and young adults could learn how to handle alcohol responsibly at home from their parents. Another reason the drinking age should be lowered is because in the United States you are considered a legal adult at 18.
Hanson, and I believe that some of the reason why students drink to excess is because of that adrenaline rush they get from breaking the rules. My parents, among many other adults, have told me that once you reach the legal drinking age, getting excessively intoxicated loses its thrill. Perhaps if we were to lower the drinking age to eighteen, we would see less college students admitted to hospitals with alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related issues. Overall, a lower drinking age seems like a good idea to me. It would allow students in college to go out and enjoy themselves without being stressed out about breaking the law, as well as possibly lower the number of alcohol related injuries and incidents.
Most teens are opened up to alcohol when they turn 18, which is the legal age to be considered an adult by the United States’ government, or their first semester of college. When teens first start drinking they do not know how to handle drinking alcohol. Most all college students participate in “pre-gaming”, which is where the kids will drink in their dorm room or other unsupervised places before they go out to a party or a get together. If we lowered the drinking age from 21 to 18 it would have more pros come out of it than cons such as it would teach kids more responsibility by taking alcohol classes and going through a process similar to the procedure someone has to go through to get their license, there would be a lower number of kids drinking
So then, why is the intake of alcohol not allowed until the age of 21 and the consumption of cigarettes not? To be an adult signifies; responsibility and maturity. The education starts from home, since little kinds we learn from our parents and adults around us, from our expressions to how to drive, to how to control alcohol in a responsible manner. If given a good education at home as well as in school about alcohol and its consequences, there would not be a problem with an 18 year-old person drinking. Just like it is given the right to vote, go to war, and get married among many other things it should also be given the right to drink since they are considered adults.
Under age teens will drink less than they did before since the thrill of is gone. They will not drink as much as they would before because they know that drinking can occur more often and will not binge drink. Under age teens binge drink because they do not know when they will have the opportunity to drink again. When high school graduates go to college, they must drink secretly, and only some students are of age to drink. By lowering the age it gives every college student the right to
Kohlberg believes that in this stage young people lose some of their selfishness as they learn to define right and wrong in terms of what pleases parents and conforms to their cultural norms. (Macionis) The cultural norms in the United States should match those of most European countries when it comes to drinking alcohol. If the youths in America were taught the correct and responsible ways to drink alcohol there would be less alcohol related incidents in the future. Lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18
I wonder why this warning is not on TV shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Skins.” Obviously people think it is now acceptable to go out underage, hang out with friends, and drink until they pass out. Because of shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Skins,” teenagers feel like they can live a dangerous life Another major cause of drinking underage would be peer pressure. Teenagers are almost expected to drink before they are 21 these days. If they don’t, they could easily be cast out of the social circle and be made fun of. People also are not tolerant of alcohol.
Before the age of twenty one the brain is still developing and shouldn’t be destroyed with alcohol beverages. Early drinking can lead to early deaths; but some people become drinkers at an early age because of their social culture, not knowing it increase health and government laws. Lowering the national drinking age to eighteen is not a good idea. It’s too many bad side effects, such as lower percent of high school graduates. Therefore there will be more unsuccessful people in the world.
Many people may believe that students should have to take a class in high school about the effects of alcohol and what it can do to your body, and what could happen when you get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Many people know the outcome of this but do they really pay attention to the long term effects. People need to see pictures, numbers, and information to prove to them that this is something that you really need to think about before pursuing it at a young
The designated smoke areas sounded like a good idea at first so that smokers would have specific places to smoke under certain rules. No one wants a dirty campus that can be caused by careless smokers that throw their cigarette butts all over campus. Non-smokers can be affected by second-hand smoke and also the health of certain students would be at risk. With this being said it would work better if people would follow the rules and stop being careless. An opposing view might say that a smoke-free campus is not a big issue to deal with.