The Effects Of Lowering The Drinking Age Essay

1069 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
At the age of 18 almost all teenagers believe they are now mature adults because they are now legal to purchase cigarettes, they also are allowed to vote, apply for credit cards, and may also apply to serve our country. However, they are far too immature to purchase alcohol, or drink it. In an article “Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?” written by Brandon Griggs introduces that in the late 1960’s to mid-70’s the legal drinking age was 18 because the voting age of 21 was lowered to 18. Griggs also explains that in 1984 a bill was passed that every state in the United States was to change the legal drinking age from 18 to 21. Although this is a highly controversial topic many young adults believe lowering the drinking age back to 18 is best because if they may vote at the age of 18 then, they should be allowed purchase alcoholic beverages. Griggs acknowledges the pros and cons of lowering the drinking age, two generations ago young adults didn’t have to worry much about getting caught drinking or buying their way out to purchase alcohol. Nowadays Fake IDs are hardly used because many young adults at the age of 18 find a way to binge drink, which may cause them to become heavier drinkers by the time they are legal to drink. However, we must also take into perspective how will lowering the drinking age affect young adults psychologically, socially, and biologically. Successfully, I will apply all 3 perspectives into possible solutions. Alcohol affects the central nervous…

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