Should Public Intoxication Be Banned? Essay

798 Words Nov 20th, 2015 4 Pages
practice safe drinking maturely. If this class is completed and passed by a certain individual, he or she are allowed to consume alcohol at the college in that state. If not, they are to be restricted from doing so. Once attending, an alcohol orientation program is required for students to complete online, and students are regularly screened for signs of alcohol problems at the student health center (Walters 579). Each attendant at the college is also trained to recognize the possibilities of alcohol poisoning, and other problems that might be related to drinking, such as depression. Even though alcohol is permitted on Walter’s campus, there still are some major restrictions. Public intoxication, as well as possession of alcohol without university consent and/or consent from a teacher or qualified university authority is not tolerated (Walters 579). Walters’s uses his fictional college example to illustrate what life might be like if the drinking age is lowered in the United States, and what steps each school, both high school and university alike, need to take to solve the issues occurring today. These issues will not be solved unless full cooperation with university faculty, law enforcement, and students is achieved. In 1999, New Zealand lowered the minimal drinking age from twenty to eighteen years of age. A group of scientists from the Prevention Research Center in Oakland, California teamed up with scientists from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand…

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