Effects Of Lowering The Drinking Age

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Register to read the introduction… (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 2) 10.4 million kids reported drinking last year so obviously this law is not working. The average teen begins drinking at 14, seven years before they can legally drink. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 1) Since the drinking age was raised teens have tended to drink in more of an abusive manor. (Author unknown Lowering the drinking age Page 1) More young people tend to drink abusively when they do consume alcohol since the age was raised. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 2) From 1982-1987 about 45% of students reported vomiting after drinking this went up to over 55% after the change. (Dr. Ruth Enys Why the drinking age should be lowered Page 2) Drinking is not the problem but rather abuse of alcohol is. (The Nations Youth Association No title Page 1) We should not be preaching "do not drink", we should be saying "drink responsible". (Author Unknown No title Page 1) Since young people can not drink in bars and clubs, they are forced to create their own drinking environments in dorm rooms and other secret locations. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 1) In those locations they …show more content…
(Katherine Reilly Why 21? Page 1),21 is just another number. Just because your 21 does it make you mature enough to drink. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 1) How does just three years make you responsible enough to drink? (The Nations Youth Association No title Page 1)Foreign countries should be a role model for us. People in countries like France and Spain consume more alcohol but alcoholism and alcohol abuse are a lot lower. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 2) European teens have learned how to drink responsibly gradually and safely. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 2) If the age was lowered teens would learn how to drink responsibly. Drinking is viewed as an adult activity. (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 2) Banning alcohol for young people creates an atmosphere where abuse and binge drinking has become a major problem. (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 2) The young think alcohol is a forbidden fruit a badge of rebellion. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 3) Lowering the drinking age would help send the important message that drinking in itself is not evidence of maturity. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 3) The problem with binge drinking would also be helped if the drinking age was lowered. (Dr. Ruth Enys Why the drinking age should be lowered Page 2) With the drinking age at 21 we are just doing age specific prohibition. (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 3) The 18 year olds still drink even though it is illegal just like in prohibition. During prohibition people abuse alcohol just like teens are doing now. (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 3) If the age was lowered teens would not drink as much because it is legal. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 1) Prohibition failed because it was

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