Drinking Age Research Paper

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The current drinking age in the US which is twenty one is a proper fit to the current US society. President Reagan addressed all the issues in the society regarding the use of alcohol when he formulated the “National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984” and he was very right. The act was crafted keeping in mind that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of twenty one. The use of alcohol at a lower age could be detrimental to one’s life and the path one chooses would be enough to ruin the entirety of their lives. The current drinking age is very appropriate for everyone as it reduces the negative impacts on oneself, the society and gives one ample time to mature and assume responsibility. Tinkering with this sensitive issue by reducing …show more content…
Adolescents are more vulnerable to the health hazards the consumption of alcohol possess and the parents would have to deal with their affected children all their lives. Nothing could be of more pain to a family than seeing a member of their family be disabled and making no use of their lives. A ruined family impacts the society and the country as a whole. “It is seen that higher drinking ages leads to lower traffic accidents” (BigJohny). Most of the drunk driving is seen among the people of lower age groups which shows why the current drinking age should stay. The people below the specified age group are not capable of assuming social responsibilities. People below twenty one are also observed to be easily influenced by friends which leads to unintentional crimes being committed. Moreover, drinking in bars and pubs is not a safe environment for adolescents who are working towards their future. They are exposed to violence and crimes easily in such environments which could lead them to a different career path. Also, cases of crimes and property destruction increases which makes a society unsafe. People below the specified age limit are not aware of the influences of alcohol and how it affects one’s body and mind. Going with the flow or influence causes one to commit mistakes that they would not do when they are not under influence. To be concise, the lower age groups just don’t have what it takes to deal with the after effects of

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