The Importance Of The Drinking Age At 21

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We all know someone or have an idea of a person who has drank alcohol under the legal age of 21. Some underage people drink to be cool at a party while others drink because they want to forget something. Others drink because they want to be a rebel and drink underage. Many people drink underage and they all have a reason why they do it. The drinking age should be lowered to 19 because there is research that proves that lowering it would be helpful to many different groups of people.
The drinking age should be lowered to 19 because if you drink responsibly it is actually good for you. Research shows that the brain continually develops, and that alcohol in moderation can actually maintain a well-functioning brain into old age(Legal Drinking
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Their points are that the brain is not fully developed before 21, and they say it saves lives because people don 't drink and drive as much as people would if the drinking age would be lowered. If people think that the drinking age should be 21 because the brain is more mature then at a younger age, they are right but if we go on that logic the drinking age should be 25. According to Dr. Sandra Aamodt, who is a neuroscientist, said that the brain is not fully developed until a person is 25 years old(Brain Maturity Extends Well Beyond Teen Years). This means that the brain is still developing at 21. The drinking age should be 19 because there is research that shows that a moderate amount of alcohol helps the brain when you are growing up(Legal Drinking Age Should Change to 19). If teens are shown what a moderate amount of alcohol is by their parents there would be less younger kids drinking lots of alcohol. People who think that the drinking age should stay at 21 say that lowering the drinking age would cause more drinking and driving. This untrue because there are statistics that show that drinking and driving is done more by people who are older. The rate of drunk drivers at ages 21 to 25 is 23.4%, the rate for 16 to 17 year olds is 5.8%, and from ages 18 to 20 the rate is 15.1%(Drinking and Driving Statistics). These statistics show that if you lower the drinking age to 19 there won 't be more people who are drinking and

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