Essay on Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered to 18?

1222 Words Aug 13th, 2012 5 Pages
A very controversial argument amongst Americans is determining that the current legal drinking age which is 21 should be lowered to eighteen or not. Researching the following propaganda made me understand the dangers to the youth and people in America if the drinking age were to lower. Therefore i will argue with whoever disagrees with me that the drinking age should be lowered. I'd like to explain six reasons to why the drinking age should not be lowered beginning with the strongest reasons. First reason being is that alcohol effects the brain badly in many ways such as effecting a persons memory. This is not good since adolecent brains dont stop growing until their mid twenties. Recent studies included "animal studies suggest that …show more content…
As I been listing all the different ways alcohol affects a person by these supporting reasons behind my concluding statement to why i believe people under 21 shouldn't drink. I would like to share my fifth reason to support why i believe the drinking law should not be lowered. Since alcohol and drugs effects ones decisions when under the influence they are more then likely to engage in risky sexual behavior resulting the person to take some big risk such as pregnancy, Aids/HIV, and rapes.These are only a few risks to name that may occur when under the influence. " those who use alcohol more heavily, are more likely to engage in sexual HIV risk behavior." (Amaro H). With this being stated concludes the proof that alcohol has been linked to people engaging in risky sexual behavior and putting themselves at risk for HIV. My last supporting reason why the drinking law shouldn't be lowered is because indiviudals are more then likely to become in trouble with the law. In 2007,"over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs which represents less than 1% of 159 million self-reported incidents of alcohol-impaired driving in U.S. each year"(). With this being stated right here supports my other reasons why the drinking age shouldn't be lowered. Therefore by concluding my reasons reading this you may notice how drinking is connected with drugs, alcohol, crime and death. Others argue to lower the drinking age to 18.

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