What Are The Effects Of Increasing The Drinking Age

Second, the minimum drinking age of 21 reduces deaths associated with alcohol.
“Underage drinking is a leading contributor to death from injuries, which are the main cause of death for people under age 21” (“Underage Drinking” National Institutes of Health).
“Over 300,000 deaths have been prevented as a result of reductions in alcohol-impaired driving, more than the reduction attributed to increases in the use of safety belts, airbags, motorcycle, and bicycle helmets combined” (“Rebecca (Beckie) Brown, 1940-2012”). Death does not only result when drinking and driving, but alcohol unintentional injuries. Researchers found that “1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor-vehicle
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Certain parts are damaged like certain parts of the brain and damage organs, such as the liver, kidneys, and heart which are vital for living. Next, drinking alcohol is not only dangerous to the human body, but to the drinker’s live and society. The minimum drinking age of 21 helps reduce the number of alcohol-related fatalities that include traffic and deaths. Lastly, young adults who drink are more prone to engage in risky behaviors like binge drinking and sex. The minimum drinking age of 21 results may seem small, but manifests a huge difference over time. Enforcing policies to support the minimum drinking age of 21 work and are effective to keep the number of underage drinkers down. Also, increasing penalties for disobeying the minimum drinking age of 21 and other alcohol use law can help reduce alcohol use. Individual-level interventions like school-based and family-based prevention programs help the youths have the knowledge, motivation, skills, and outlook so that they can resist alcohol. Finally, what people can do is work together and use their voice and engage the government by creating a petition. This will raise awareness of alcohol and the consequences to help the youth. Even though many have tried alcohol, further educating and taking a stand to advocate this issue will not only help reduces the numbers but make this a better America for

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