Essay about Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

950 Words Apr 4th, 2016 4 Pages
People use alcohol for numerous reasons.They can use it for peer pressure, celebration, anxiety, sadness, boredom, rebellion and insomnia are just a few. Even with the countless fatal accidents and deaths from alcohol, teens still pursue to drink even from the consequences that they will face. Why should this 21 drinking age be lowered? For the simple fact no matter what age we raise this law to, the illegal age will still be whenever a teen is surrounded by their peers with alcohol and finds it okay to drink.
Drinking age should be lowered to eighteen. By lowering the drinking age there will not be such a rebel generation after the next. At this age the law considers “teens” adults. At this age you are responsible for your actions and suffer consequences through those actions. We’re responsible at this age for bills if we are on our own, getting to and from work, paying taxes, and this countless list goes on for the fact we are adults. We are responsible for what goes in and out of our body and what we consume. If an eighteen year old wants to go drink now they will have suffer the consequence.
Allowing adults to drink at the age of eighteen would allow them to take more responsibility. There would not only be for their actions with “underage drinking”, but for the
Thomas 2 actions they do cause while intoxicating themselves. By lowering this age we will teach these young adults more responsibility. We also be able to teach them how to drink responsibly instead of them…

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