The Importance Of Drinking Age
Complaining of a hangover on a Sunday morning is a normal occurrence for people. What many are failing to understand is that drinking has a high possibility of leading to brain damage. Teenagers often do not comprehend the fact that there are dangers in the world that could possibly have the chance to harm them. According to a National Public Radio article written by Neuroscientist Susan Tapert (2010) “...the adolescent brain is still undergoing several maturational processes that render it more vulnerable to some of the effects of substance.” Using a non-matured brain to consume alcohol while also trying to maintain memory formation during school is a struggle that is bound to happen while drinking underage.
By lowering the drinking age to 18, America would be promoting bad decisions that …show more content…
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (2015) is helping teenagers to understand the problems they may face if drinking is involved in their lives before the age of 21. They present these problems by using facts, one of them being, “Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth. More kids try alcohol than try cigarettes and a substantial number of young people begin drinking at very young ages.” Once alcoholism is confirmed to a person, symptoms become incurable. Without therapeutic doctor visits, it is very hard for the disease to become