MLA Bibliography: Drunk Driving
In the late 60s and early 70s, 29 states lowered their drinking age to more closely align with the newly reduced military enlistment and voting age. The results were immediate -- drunk driving crashes and alcohol-related fatalities increased significantly in those states.1 And not just in those states -- "blood borders", where young people would drive to a state with a lower drinking age, drink, and crash on their return, cropped up across the country. As a result, 16 states had increased their drinking ages back to age 21 by 1983. 27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. This section is an important part to address because it talks about drinking age, which was lowered in 60s. In many states the drinking age, and voting age were …show more content…
"How Teen Alcoholism Affected One Family." Teen Alcoholism. Ed. Laura K. Egendorf. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Contemporary Issues Companion. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 2 May 2016.
the father of a young man, Ned, who became addicted to drugs and alcohol as a teenager. Bill explains the impact Ned 's alcohol and drug addiction had on the family, noting that he was personally devastated by his son 's initial refusal to respond to treatment. First their son got arrested in the neighbor house with the key. The parents did what they could do. They to him to the psychiatrist. His behavior changed completely such as, He was very rebellious and screaming and yelling at us. The parents were having a hard time to find out what is going on with their son.
He was not going to school. Once he went into treatment, we discovered he was a significant abuser of alcohol, inhalants, and marijuana.
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Glaser, Gabrielle. "Return the Drinking Age to 18, and Enforce It." The New York Times. The New York Times, 10 Feb. 2015. Web.