The National Minimum Drinking Age Act Essay

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I personally think that the drinking age should be lowered to 18. The 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act, [23 U.S.C. § 158], requires that States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages (APIS - The 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act). There are some excuses to the law. One main Idea about lowering the drinking age is that if you can risk your life for the army or some armed forces, you should be allowed to order a drink. "Support our Troops, Lower the Drinking Age" – NYRA
There should be a policy that lowers the drinking age from 21 to 18. Changing the law of how old you have to be to drink really did not change if teenagers drink or not, one of the pro of changing the drinking age back to 18 would be that the younger drinkers could practice ways of safer drinking instead of hiding and binge drinking without supervision and create a high risk of danger while doing that ("Drinking Age ProCon.org."). One con of changing the law would be that it would not be good for the teens brain, the brains are not fully devolved, it can mess with the teens for functions such as emotional regulation, planning, and organization. If alcohol consumption interferes with the teens brain development it can lead to addiction, dangerous risk-taking behavior, reduced decision-making ability, memory loss, depression, violence ("Drinking Age ProCon.org."). In places where the legal drinking age is less than 21 they have less drunk…

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