Lately, this topic has become a big deal. There are great things that come out of the drinking age of twenty-one, but gratifying things would also come out of lowering it. By keeping the minimum drinking age at twenty-one, it would save countless lives. This reason alone should be enough to persuade one’s mind to want to keep it at twenty-one. Pros and Cons of Lowering the Drinking Age In today’s society, many young adults turn to alcohol to self-treat depression, stress, and other psychological illnesses.
Teens today will do almost anything to fit in or be cool. Peer pressure is a huge part of teens doing drugs. Teens think it is cool to rebel against authority. If a certain crowd is doing something illegal others will follow to try to fit in. Even if a teen has never considered doing drugs they might do it just to fit in with their friends.
Binge Drinking: A Health Psychology Review The world today is focused on getting the ultimate experience. This phenomenon is seen across many age groups and teenagers are not immune. Whether it is their first date or first day in high school, teens are always eager to try something different or new. Alcohol is no exception. Unfortunately, many of these underage drinkers often abuse alcohol (Chikritzhs, Jonas, Stockwell, Heale, & Dietze, 2001).
Bronson Guimond Guimond 1 English Composition (HC111) Dana Anderson 20 September 2011 Legal Drinking Age in america There are many reasons why the government has passed laws on the legal drinking age in America. I believe that if a human being of any age thinks they are capable of consuming alcohol, then they should be able to do so. Alcohol is very dangerous if it isn’t used responsibly. I understand that because of many teen deaths due to alcohol that the government changed the drinking age to 21; however this is not going to stop teen drinking. I would discuss this topic with an audience consisting of teens, parents, and government representatives.
Unlike other countries, the United States is very strict on the drinking age. Instead of the age 18, where we are legally an adult, the drinking age is 21.The drinking age should be lowered to 18 because being 18 is when you are a legal adult and should be able to do everything a legal adult does, including drinking. Binge drinking has become a major problem in youths in the United States. Youths under twenty-one drink profoundly when they can get their hands on alcohol. The ecstasy of breaking the law and being rebellious also influences their drinking and this has
Health Promotion The purpose of this essay is to give a brief summary of a health promotion on young adults and alcohol. Further describing key concepts of health and well-being and how this affects individuals (WHO, 2005) and those around them. How alcohol can be a devastating factor on people and society, and the costs to the National Health Service (NHS). Also how the government has responded with health campaigns and new laws to stop teenagers drinking alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol generally originates from young people who binge drink (WHO, 2011).
As a young adult defiance is key, when told something is illegal it is all that much more exciting to do it. This is preciously why the drinking age should be lowered to at least 18. Allowing teens to drink in controlled environments such as restaurants, pubs and official school and university functions. In these situations responsible drinking could be taught through role modeling and educational programs. Mature and sensible drinking behavior would be expected.
Who Is Most Affected By Alcoholism Misty Wood Louisiana State University Abstract Simply stating that the use of alcohol affects everyone may be true but it affects some people to greater lengths than it does others. Often overlooked by many in today’s society is the growing problem of problem drinking. In college, drinking is thought of as fun and cool. In older middle adult life it is considered the norm. So who is most affected by alcoholism?
Whether the legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen or remain at twenty one is a big issue right now to lots of people. The younger crowd will most likely argue that it should be lowered to eighteen, but they have many legit reasons why it should be. The legal drinking age should be lowered because it is already easily accessible to them, the percentage of reckless teen alcohol abusers will be reduced and also because at the age of eighteen you are legally considered an adult. Almost all teens between the ages of 14-17 have tried alcohol before. Majority of the time it is given to them by someone between the ages of 18-21.
TEENAGE HEROIN ABUSE Teenage Heroin Abuse Looking at Underlying Causes Introduction When developing a research question, it is important to make sure the topic being studied is feasible, socially important, and scientifically important. Without these three components, a research question cannot be pursued. The topic that is going to be looked at in this paper is heroin abuse among teenagers. In the last ten years, heroin abuse has become increasingly popular among the teenage population. But, why?