Should the Legal Drinking Age be Lowered? Alcohol has taken the lives of many young adults and in order to stop this chain reaction from occurring once again with new generations there needs to be a change. Young adults under 21 drink now because it is illegal and it is what causes them to drink irresponsibly and causes them to do many regrettable things, knowing that they are going against authority. On college campuses nationwide students are currently drinking illegally while under the age of 21 and if the drinking age was changed the whole aspect of drinking would be looked at differently. Lowering the drinking age, I feel would be the best solution to solving the underground drinking problem, it would allow for drinking to be more “open.” Having the drinking age at 21 allows for there to me more difficulty in keeping track of the kids who use it because they do it secretly and tend to abuse it more.
Pre gaming is when college students gather in dorm rooms or apartments and drink as much alcohol before heading to parties or clubs. According to Barrett Seaman this is frequently seen in young 18, 19, and 20 year olds possibly for the reason that they're not allowed to legally drink and feel the temptation and need to do it secretly. Seaman shares some of his experiences with drinking in college and mentions how through some of his visits he saw undergraduate students who had done severe heavy drinking which lead to many alcohol poisoning, and even some deaths. For instance, he states he saw a freshman "who had consumed 22 shots of vodka" in a dorm room. However, the author believes that the actual alcohol isn't the problem but instead the problem is the law of 21 being the legal age for drinking.
Sam Duyck Mr. McWaters English 101 11:00 September 18, 2011 Much of the article, “Getting Serious about Eradicating Binge Drinking,” by author Henry Wechsler has a biased view on drinking and the way people drink in college. This piece of work gives many problems and solutions to binge drinking on a college campus. College is not full of binge drinkers or people who wreak havoc across campus. Binge drinking is a bad thing when over used or not controlled. Colleges and people all over the country are doing things to slow down binge drinking but it will never be eradicated in teens and young adults.
Prohibiting teens from drinking in bars, restaurants, and public locations has the effect of forcing them to drink in unsupervised places such as fraternity houses or house parties. When teens get hurt from alcohol-related injuries or accidents, they are sometimes afraid of seeking medical help for fear of legal consequences. Lowering the drinking age will allow teens to drink alcohol in regulated environments with
If you answered yes to previous question, how many drinks did you have before you drove under the influence? One drink | Two drinks | 3-5 drinks | More than 5 drinks | 18. Do you drink to feel good/to function better? Yes | No | 19. Have you ever become violent or aggravated while drinking?
The more normal and accepted alcohol becomes, the easier it is for people to ignore the dangers of alcohol abuse. Second is a social pressure; many of us have had our first drink from some kind of social pressure. Maybe it was a group of friends having their first underage party. If you think colleague pressure would stop after high school and college, for many peoples it does not. For example, visiting friends or special events such as weddings or family reunions may also include social pressure and expectations to drink.
I will never forget this evening and how it changed my life forever. I do not ever take chances with drinking and driving anymore and have learned a very valuable lesson. Drinking and driving is not only a huge hazard to yourself but more so to other innocent people on the road. You put your life and the life of others in jeopardy when you choose to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car. I was drunk hundreds and hundreds of nights and drove and I think how horrible it would have been and how horrible I would feel today if I had hit someone or caused them harm because of my drinking and
An average person must wait until age 16 to start driving, age 18 to marry without parental consent, and age 35 to become president (Minton). The age limit for alcohol is based on research which shows that young people react differently to alcohol. This means that typically anyone is able to acknowledge to lower the drinking age. In Rober Voas' article "There's no benefit to lowering the drinking age, " he states that lowering the age for drinking alcohol would just make matters worse, along with a paragraph that states: "I keep hearing the same refrains: 'If you're old enough to go to war, you should be old enough to drink,' or 'the drinking-age law just increases the desire for the forbidden fruit,' or 'lower crash rates are due to tougher enforcement, not the 21 law,' or "Europeans let their kids drink, so they learn how to be more responsible,' or finally, 'I did it when I was a kid, and I'm OK.'"
His favorite drink is vodka, and he can drink about half a gallon every day. He does not have a job, or a wife. His father is also an alcoholic who died young. My uncle’s son or my cousin is also drinking heavily at parties and clubs. I can see the influence of alcohol very close to home, and I can see it as a genetic problem to his father to his son.