The U.S. has the strictest youth drinking laws in western civilization and yet has the most drinking-related problems among its young. And there seems to be a connection between these two facts. When I was a teen in the 1930s my peers drank to physical and mental oblivion on weekends to demonstrate their "manhood," and, to a lesser degree, their "womanhood." Alcohol abuse had received new energy as a result of Prohibition. The harvest of forbidden fruit was bitter and disastrous.
If we educate our young adults at the age of 18 that binge drinking is not cool that’s what they will think. If we educate them In large groups of kids, such as anyone who wants to drink legally, then all of them will have seen what can happen. It will unlikely that a large group of college students will think binge drinking is cool, and that they will effect others around them, and eventually starting a trend of binge drinking. http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/8-health-benefits-of-drinking-wine "Every year, there is a flurry of headlines about the health benefits of wine. But can drinking wine really make a difference?
European countries have a lower legal drinking and appear to have lesser alcohol related problems. Trying to enforce the drinking age of 21 is ineffective and pricey. Even though the law says one has to be 21, teen drinking is a major problem and there will never be a way to stop it. It would be more effective to spend money on educating the youth about how to drink responsibly rather than attempt to enforce the drinking age of 21 and continuously waste money and effort.” For 21 years, the legal drinking age has been set at 21 years. This has been an issue topic for quite some time now, and more states are considering revising the law.
April 21, 2011 Lower Drinking Age To 18 When you turn 18 that means you’re an adult but then why aren’t you able to drink alcohol until you’re 21? (Attention Getter) Growing up in our generation, teen drinking has become an increasingly large problem. It is the cause of many stories we hear on the news, and the information and risks of teen drinking are now taught many classrooms across the U.S. (Credibility Statement) According to adults over 21, teens are not responsible with drinking. (Relevance Statement) I’m informing you on this topic to know that some teenagers aren’t responsible drinkers and dropping the drinking age to 18 won’t help the irresponsible teen drinkers become anymore responsible. (Thesis) Transition: Drinking law is 21 but yet, those under 21 still find access alcohol.
Alcohol is consumed everyday. It is very common to have a glass of red wine with your dinner or even a beer after work with your friends. However, there is an age requirement on alcoholic beverages. I find this law to be too high. Don’t get me wrong I do agree that there should be an age requirement on alcoholic beverages however not at the age of 21.
Andrew Sell 5/7/12 Daniel Long WRTG 1150 College Binge Drinking The United States has some of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world but there is a rampant epidemic plaguing these schools. Approximately eighty percent of college students drink alcohol and forty to fifty percent engage in binge drinking, which is defined as four or more drinks at a time for women and five or more drinks at a time for men; almost one-quarter of students report engaging in frequent binge drinking, three or more binge drinking events during a two week period (Prenovost 379). Binge drinking is associated with many negative consequences including; poor performance in school, arguing with friends, engaging
The majority of the people voting for the age limit to drop to 18 are the people who are under 18 or who are 18. They feel that 18 year-olds are prepared to make responsible decisions about drinking (Amethyst Initiative). The Amethyst Initiative believes that lowering the drinking age will only make situations worse for society. But the fact is, these people are not thinking about the consequences and are only looking at the pleasure. “More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute).
The Drinking Age Debate: Should It Be Lowered, or Remain the Same? For many years there has been controversy about what the legal minimum age to consume alcohol in the United States should be. Many people believe that it would be beneficial to conform to the majority of other countries by lowering the legal age to eighteen. On the other hand, many believe that we should just leave the legal drinking age where it is now, at twenty-one. This controversy can be broken down into three main points of argument: safety, bingeing behavior, and maturity.
Causes of binge drinking among college students Many college students experience lots of different “new” experiences when they graduate from high school and move on to college. Especially, the first year college students gets out of control easily on such as drinking alcohol, taking drugs, and having an immature sexual behaviors. Out of all these, binge drinking can be the top of the list and is the most common problem among college students. Major causes of binge drinking among college students are from consistent peer pressure, and one particular ways of enjoying their freedom from their parents. Since they are finally free from their parents or guardians, they want to enjoy their freedom by doing as you can call it “activities” that they were not allow to do when they were living with their parents because most parents won’t allow them to do such an activity.
It is known in our country that one of the main things college students are good at is partying. Everyone knows that college students drink way too much than they need to, we hear about this in the media when they mention a case of alcohol poisoning on campus or in the dorms. We also see it in many Universities across the country; such as Chico State in California and UCSB, two of the biggest party schools in California, however the question is what causes these students to binge drink so much? As a college student this question has more than one answer to it; some of the factors that explain why college students binge drink is because they are either involved with greek life or they do it for social acceptance around others that binge drink, others might not binge drink because they are more responsible and aware of their actions and some don’t drink at all because of religious reasons. Certain college organizations such as fraternities and sororities can also influence binge-drinking.