By now, it should be clear to society that teenagers will resort to drinking, no matter what. The enforcement of the minimum drinking age law is fundamentally ineffective. A survey had been conducted in 2004 by the University of Michigan which found that “71% of high school seniors had consumed alcohol within the last year, while 94% reported that it was ‘fairly easy’ or ‘very easy’ for them to obtain alcohol” (Minimum Drinking Age). Teenagers find drinking to be incredibly alluring because it is seen as the “forbidden fruit” that allows them to achieve a badge of rebellion and a sense of adulthood. However, these teenagers also live in fear of getting caught for drinking and thus, consume their alcohol in unsafe environments; typically, these dwellings are where they can “escape” disturbances and predicaments, but usually encounter more.
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.
The public is able to buy them at their free will resulting in drugs corrupting schools and America’s youth. The age regulation of drugs would have a positive effect on the drug use of America’s youth, it would be much harder for them to get. Today, it’s a lot more common to witness a drug deal happen in school rather than someone selling alcohol or cigarettes. It is extremely dangerous to drug users because there is no regulation, making a lot of buyers unaware of the potency of the drug or if some other drug is it. This is the main reason for overdose in America, the majority of the people that use drugs are not always sure on what really is in it.
LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS If drugs were legalized it would put the people who have the biggest opposition to it out of business and that is the drug dealers. As a result, the dealers who prey on the young adults by "pushing" drugs in our streets and schools, and the number of new addicts due to this lucrative would disappear. Much of the crimes that are related to drugs come from the addicts who need money to get their fix, not from the effects of the drugs they have taken. In fact if drugs were legalized the addict would no longer have to pay outrageous amounts for a cheap to produce product and as a result they would not have to commit a crime to obtain the money. I believe that the crimes that occur involving the drug trade
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.
Rogerian Essay – Final 05/02/2011 Audience Analysis Should the government be allowed to put tax on the sodas, and all the sweet beverages, such as ice tea, fruit juice and sports drinks? The question still stands today. The targeted audience in this issue not only includes the teenagers, but as well as adults. Many people feel that soda taxing is ineffective due to the fact that, if they are able to purchase, they surely will and diminish their thirst and enjoy their drink. This is not only unfair to those who drink sodas and sweet beverages, on regular basis, but it’s also unfair to the young adolescents who need to learn about the value of living a healthy lifestyle.
The drinking age isn't meant to be a big deal, but the first couple years of lowering the drinking age could cause many students to be reckless. There are many responsibilities that come along with drinking at a low age, most importantly drinking and driving. Lowering the age will reduce all such problems, but at first will seem extremely hectic. Lowering the current drinking age of 21-and-over will allow young Americans, most of who are perfectly capable of drinking responsibly; to no longer drink in private or in short amounts of time, thus alleviating potentially dangerous conditions. Drinking privately is extremely unsafe and when kids are in a situation they can't handle, they can then ask for help.
More watchful parents and closely monitoring a child's friends will lessen or eliminate the ease of accessibility to not only marijuana, but other drugs as well. As a society, we have failed our youth in many areas of life. Youth need positive role models that are concerned about protecting them from harm and leading them in the right direction to go on a lead productive, drug-free lives despite any changes made to the laws. Being that age restrictions are put on everything else, there should be legal age restrictions for people who can legally purchase marijuana. People who can legally purchase marijuana should not be allowed to be around anyone under the age of 21 while the are under the influence or have marijuana in their possession.
In college, binge drinking is always a problem and the drinking age of 21 is considered a “joke”. Every college campus has students who violate the drinking law every week. This document offers that since all students at the age of 19 are drinking already, the law should be lowered to that age, so that three-quarters of the students aren’t violating the law. This is very dangerous to their health and their body, especially their brains that are still maturing, The fact that since a good amount of people are drinking underage and breaking the law doesn’t mean that the law needs to be changed. The law should not have to change as per the people, the people need to follow the laws that are given by their government especially
In a sense it acts as a factor of reverse psychologically, by making the alcohol illegal to youth, it tempts them to want to drink even more. In few studies it shows that children who are not being subjected to not drink alcohol, actually do not need protection from such laws. These children have freedom to learn the ways of drinking in the comfort of their own homes and not deal with the stress of hiding drinking habits by family. Also with being allowed to drink at home, it prevents the youth from learning dangerous drinking habits from peers, when rather their have adult figures to guide them with their drinking. They learn how to control their drinking and what to expect from the effects of the alcohol (Nayak 141-142).