Do Not Lower The Drinking Age To 18 Essay

Essay on Lower the Drinking Age To 18

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The age of drinking has been an issue in our country for a long time and there are

many regards on why the age is set at 21. The federal government should not impose a

drinking age of 21. The drinking age should be lowered to the age of 18 for the following

reasons; one, most people between the age of 18-20 are drinking alcohol already, and

two, you should have the right to purchase alcohol when you reach the age of 18, because

that is the age when you are considered and adult and have many rights and freedom.

     It is common to find people under the age of 21 in the possession of alcohol. In

allot of gatherings such as Faternity and High Shool parties, drinking is the main thing

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High School students drink to and a friday night for them and college students usually has

alcohol involved in it. In allot of cases, many upper classmates will buy the lower

classmates alcohol and even go and get drunk with them on the weekends. It is very easy

to get alcohol and this shows that consuming alcohol at the age of 18 is tolerant. So I

don’t see why the government makes a law that most people don’t follow anyways.

     The second reason to change the legal drinking age to 18 is because you are

considered to be an adult at this age. When you are 18 you have the right to vote, get

married, go to war, buy a gun, and plus your prosecuted as an adult when your charged

with a crime. That same person, however, cannot walk into the bar after a hard days work

and enjoy a glass of beer or wine. That’s funny that the government basically says that

when your 18 you can go to war and die for your country and then says that same person

is not responsible enough when it comes to drinking. This is a violation to ones freedom as

an adult.

     Alcohol has been a topic among people under the age of 21 for a long time. Many

underage people can and will get alcohol if they want it, there is always someone out there

who will buy it for them. Nevertheless the legal age to drink and purchase alcohol should

be change from 21 to 18, because of the reason

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Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered to 18? Essay

1236 WordsAug 28th, 20125 Pages

A very controversial argument amongst Americans is determining that the current legal drinking age which is 21 should be lowered to eighteen or not. Researching the following propaganda made me understand the dangers to the youth and people in America if the drinking age were to lower. Therefore i will argue with whoever disagrees with me that the drinking age should be lowered. I'd like to explain six reasons to why the drinking age should not be lowered beginning with the strongest reasons. First reason being is that alcohol effects the brain badly in many ways such as effecting a persons memory. This is not good since adolecent brains dont stop growing until their mid twenties. Recent studies included "animal studies suggest that…show more content…

Reviewing these statists one may be able to analaze and see that even drivers between 21 to 24 were high at risk. What would make a person want to lower the drinking age to 18. Young adults at eighteen are new drivers and less expierenced then the 21 + drivers and logically would produce more fatal crashes.

Thirdly another serious effect alcohol has is suicide. More than "150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem (Hingson et al., 2002[->0]), and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use (Presley et al., 1998[->1]). People who have any sort of mental condition such as depression, manic depressive and anxiety should not be drinking alcohol at all. It's simply not good for a mentally ill person. "Alcohol has been found to lower serotonin and norepinephrine levels" Meaning that by having the serotonin levels lowered it will actually make the person even more depressed and higher risk for sucide. Alcohol is also known as the new gateway drug. Marajuana once was but now alcohol has been added into this classification list. " youth who drink drink alcohol were 50 times more then likely to use cocaine and those who smoke ciggarettes were 19x more as likely to use cocaine"(Two Dangersous Gateway Drugs, 2001). Why should America lower the drinking age if alcohol has the potential to cause people to try drugs then those who don't

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