Essay on The Legal Drinking Age Of 21

1284 Words Feb 12th, 2016 null Page
Turing eighteen in the United States is the age teenagers are considered to be adults, they are allowed to join the military, buy cigarettes, get a tattoo, vote and etc. Even though they are considered adults they are not allowed to drink or buy alcohol. In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is twenty-one. Lowering the drinking age to eighteen would cause crimes and personal damages that are caused by alcohol abuse. Keeping the legal drinking age of 21 has helped; the effects of drinking at an early age on the brains development, lowered drunk driving and keep young people safer. Statistics prove that the legal drinking age should remain at the age of twenty-one in the United States.

First, drinking alcohol at a young age can cause the brain to not fully develop properly. People consume alcohol for many different reasons: celebration, depression, anxiety, boredom, and peer pressure. This group of “people” includes teenagers. It is extremely simple for a teenager to find a way to get alcohol. Even though it is illegal, it is available for their disposal through liquor cabinets at home or even older acquaintances that buy it for them. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would make teenagers less than the age of 18 to get alcohol from acquaintances that are of age. Up to 81 percent of high school students have tried alcohol at some point in their lives, compared with 70 percent who have smoked cigarettes and 47 percent who have used marijuana (Substance Abuse and…

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