Dangers Of Underage Drinking

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Youth and young adults love to party and make friends though social events. One of those many event is underage drinking. This is a big problem in our country. Much of the population is in favor to change the minimum legal drinking age. They think it will solve the problem of underage drinking. It will actually do quite the opposite. The U.S.A should not lower the minimum drinking age because it poses too many dangers for youth. The danger of youth drinking can affect many areas of the brain and could put other in danger other than the participant. Megan McMurry, a clinical psychology intern at UBA notes, “Drinking alcohol in excess is dangerous and can quite easily lead to death.” Binge drinking, which is when a person drinks five or six …show more content…
That is not necessarily true. Underage drinking compared to other European countries is surprisingly either lower or the same. Many European countries have reported binge drinking at the age of 13. That is such young age. Lowering the drinking age in the U.S.A would make 13 year olds more likely to binge drink. In 1984, which is the day the legal drinking age came into effect, the percent of underage drinking has decreased ever since. According to procon.org, “Studies indicate that when the drinking age is 21, those younger than 21 drink less and continue to drink less through their early 20s, and that youth who do not drink until they are 21 tend to drink less as adults” (7). That means that lowering the drinking age would only increase drinking problems in the …show more content…
For example they can now smoke, vote, serve juries, and join the military. People at 18 should then have the right to drink. With all of the stress teens go through they could be able to relax and have a beer or two to take it easy. The decision to lower the legal drinking age could improve out countries economy, because the bars would have more business, resulting in the bars buying more beer and boosting the economy. These are all good points, but teens are more susceptible to becoming more addicted and becoming suicidal. Alcohol only impairs judgment and make all of those situations

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