It is much safer for the United States to lower the drinking age so young adults don’t have to be discrete about drinking, and can drink in supervised areas such as restaurants, and local bars. Young adults are also known to want what they can’t have. In college, most students under the age of 21 can get hold of drink through friends who are 21 and older. They are not allowed to drink at events where others might be able to drink. This makes them want to be a rebel and try out what it is they are being kept away from.
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
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.
The law knows people are going to drink in college and a little bit in high school. There’s no way of stopping that. But teenagers these days drink to get drunk, and they don’t drink all that often so when they do, they get very intoxicated. If the law lowered the age, then teens would not look to drink to get drunk all the time, they would drink to relax like adults do. Plus teens wouldn’t be as broke, because they are not getting in trouble by the cops and getting minors.
Many people oppose the idea arguing eighteen to twenty year olds will only drink more if they are legally allowed to. The answer is simple: lowering the age will only lead to increased underage drinking, increased alcoholism and an increase in the number of alcohol-related traffic accident fatalities. Those in favor of lowering the drinking age argue that a lower age will reduce the appearance of alcohol as a “forbidden fruit” for those under the age of twenty one, therefore reducing the number of eighteen to twenty year olds who binge drink (Answering the Critics of Age 21). If the drinking age were to be lowered, the “forbidden fruit” would still exist, only to an even younger population. Fifteen to seventeen year olds will see their older peers drinking and will want to be included in the activity.
This method helps the children to know how to behave with alcohol and also does not give them the urge to sneak around and act a fool with alcohol. The third reason is that traffic accidents and deaths will occur no matter what the legal drinking age is. There are many adults over 21 that get DUI’s or that have been in accidents. It is due to being irresponsible with the alcohol age may have nothing to do with it. The fourth reason is if the drinking age was lowered it would make drinking more of a social, normal, and casual thing.
Do Americans really believe that since alcohol consumption at 18 is illegal, that is does not happen? Of course the answer is no. When those who are underage do drink, they do it secretly in unsupervised places such as fraternity houses or house parties. If they become intoxicated or get injured, they are afraid of seeking help because of legal consequences (“Drinking age ProCon” 2). Lowering the drinking age would allow teens to drink in supervised places with regulations.
Dakota J. Clark Janet Weston English 12 04-18-15 Teen Drinking: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered? There has been much debate on whether or not the legal drinking age should be lowered. It has been argued that due to the age of adulthood being 18, that the right to drink should be lowered to match that age of “maturity”, but what is not commonly known is that the brain is not fully matured until age 25, making this decision medically irresponsible. Another point is that having the legal drinking age at age 21 reduces alcohol consumption overall. And what some fail to understand is that the legal drinking age of 21 is supported by a majority of the public, and for very good reasons such as helping prevent underage binge drinking.
The inability for employers to have a drug free workplace, since they will no longer be able to give the employees drug test for marijuana. It would send a permissive message to young adults that drug use is acceptable. This creates to the public perception that marijuana is not a serious or harmful drug, when in fact, it lead to numerous mental and physical harm. Loss of control over medical marijuana by physician. In consistency with other laws for example, if a state legalizes marijuana, this conflicts with federal laws, and this leads to confusion in the public and among law
Mature and sensible drinking behavior would be expected. This behavior is taught in many countries around the world, where drinking is socially acceptable at a younger age. In almost every country, except for a select few, the drinking age is 16-18. Some countries even going as much as to not have a drinking age at all. If 21 is no longer is the legal drinking age teens will learn at a much younger age that abusing alcohol is not the path to “adulthood” which so many teens believe to be