The Pros And Cons Of Binge Drinking

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What should be the legal drinking age in the United States? Young adults and teenagers are overlooking the facts that alcohol is a drug. When alcohol is available easily for minors, it increases the risk of binge drinking, drunk driving, and many health problems. Alcohol has a strong relationship with risky behavior among young adults. Risky behaviors are activities that places a person at increased risk for illness and injury. Regular alcohol use and binge drinking among adolescents are risk behaviors of concern. Early use of alcohol has multiple risk behaviors and impacts including sexual risk behavior, sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, criminal and violent behavior, academic underacheivement, mood disorders, …show more content…
In the United States, consumption of more than five drinks in a row by men and four drinks in a row by women is considered binge drinking. People drink because they are curious, they believe it will make them feel good, reduce stress, or to feel older and more mature. People only think about the possibility of being drunk and not giving much consideration of the possibility of being hungover or throwing up. Excessive drinking can lead to difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, mood changes, and many other problems that can affect day-to-day activities. Binge drinking carries very serious mental and health …show more content…
One of the arguments is that people are able to serve our country at the age of eighteen and legally not able to drink a beer. Possibly, to avoid this problem we could bump up the legal age to be enlisted to serve our country, unless the legal adult chooses to do so. If we lowered the drinking age, people believe that it will diminish the trill of law breaking. Even if you lower the drinking age, people will still find other, possibly more dangerous ways to get the trill of law breaking if that is the case if they are drinking. The only possibility that I believe lowering the drinking age could have a good outcome would be the economy boost, seeing that “minors” would be able to purchase alcohol. (Drinking Age Should Be Lowered, Controversies

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