It is responsible for everything we think, see, hear, feel, smell or do. The nation has always tried different things to solve the irresponsible drinking problems. A unique natural experiment allowed analysis of what happens when the drinking age goes down and then back up: among young people increased with more liberal legislation that lowered the drinking age, and then decreased with the more restrictive legislation that moved the legal drinking age back to 21. Should the drinking age be raised to 21? Reviews of evidence regarding interventions to reduce alcohol-impaired driving. If we can get the legal drinking age bumped up to 21, The drivers would have more experience and the ability to make better choices. They do not follow the rules of driving.
So all states adopted this, because who doesn't want free money. Anyone drinking alcohol, using medication they get from a doctor or illicit drugs they got off the street deserves to know what they are getting into. Raising the imbibing age from 18 to 21 will cut down the figure of immature drinkers. The drinking age should definitely be raised because of three reasons. Alcohol is not the only drug harming young people, but it is the most socially accepted.
It will also reduce the number of young alcohol consumers, and therefore, future adult alcoholics. This is not the first time that calls to raise the drinking age have come to the fore. Despite a drinking age of 21, American statistics for 2005 show 16 percent of drivers ages 16 to 20 who died in motor vehicle crashes had been drinking alcohol. Organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving began agitating for a uniform national drinking age of 21 to help eliminate these blood borders and keep alcohol out of the hands of supposedly less-mature 18-year-olds. One the brain is still developing until you are 25, Two there are still people who are attending school which affects there grades and three 18 year olds are still not mature enough to be out drinking, They should be at home or attending parties with no alcohol. According to many doctors and scientists, pushing the legal drinking age into the early 20s would help to curtail potential development problems in the brains of young drinkers.
Evidence and support is increasing to raise the minimum age for buying alcohol in Australia Harmful alcohol consumption is a prevention priority in Australia. More miles logged in a car meant more opportunities for a drunken accident. Many Americans forbid the idea of legalizing the drinking age so that it would be profitable to the businesses. The most important question is whether or not the drinking age anywhere in the United States should be lowered, raised or if it should stay the same. Raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 will reduce the number of young drinkers, and potentially, future adult alcoholics. Effects such as the following are possible: Marijuana: Higher risk of asthma and breathing problems, lower verbal, memory and reasoning ability, lower birth weight, poorer eyesight, greater risk of a heart defect. Is that so hard to belive, That kids don't want to see their friends die? The current legal age for purchasing and drinking alcohol in clubs in Australia is 18 years of age.
No doubt about it, alcohol just starts trouble. This all changed when President Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. Place about 10 mL of ethanol in a medium sized test tube. In 1953, Punxsutawney sent two baby groundhogs to Los Angeles's Griffith Park Zoo. Believe it or not, Franklin Roosevelt helped the change in a rather circuitous fashion. Another reason your against the drinking age being 18 is because you believe that younger kids, around 16 or 17, are able to get away with drinking because they look close enough to 18 no one will care. The age to drive has been 17 for a very long time so why now should it go up? Education and social responsibility would also include passing an exam to obtain a license to drink.
J Drug Issues 1986; 16: 183-198. Deterring sales and provision of alcohol to minors: a study of enforcement in 295 counties in four states. It's basically like being knocked out for however long dreqming. Even though these three states are considering change, only 25% of the United Sates supports a national lowered drinking age. Teenagers should be focused on their schoolwork so that they will be able to pass exams and enter university to get a better future.
You have multiple reasons for that. Young people are less likely to consider their future and have a weaker sense of responsibility. What are you in support of? Kids have to learn about alcohol! Also in February 2006 three young boys aged sixteen and the other aged seventeen, stabbed a young women to death in Paisley during the hours of nine and ten pm. Fewer drivers on the road will reduce congestion and therefore reduce costs for firms 3. Conclusion Raising the driving age to 21 is not a good idea. The book examines alcoholism in four major perspectives: genetic reasons of alcoholism, alcoholic families and mental health, alcoholism and family models, and therapeutic approaches to alcoholism. Many people think our Puritanical ways are responsible for a drinking age that is higher than in European countries and that this leads to more rebellious behavior.
Studies have shown that children born to teenage mothers have a higher risk of health problems, behavioural difficulties and academic underachievement. No one deserves to be treated like that just because teenagers are consuming too much alcohol at one time. By raising the drinking age, students will more likely stay in school and concentrate on studying, enabling them a better future. Those who are opposed to lowering the minimum drinking age say that adolescents have not yet reached the age where alcohol can be handled responsible and are more likely to harm or kill themselves or others prior to age 21. However, if the drinking age was increased to 21, some teenager rebels might deliberately choose to consume more alcohol to challenge the law. A group of doctors from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians is recommending that the Australian government reconsider the minimum purchase age for alcohol in Australia. The biggest argument that most proponents of the current drinking age use is that lowering the drinking age would be unsafe.
However, there is no evidence of massive brain impairment, alcohol dependency, or underage alcohol abuse, which the experts tell us, will be the inevitable result of lowering the drinking age in the United States. We now consider four objections commonly raised in opposition to the policy. The Americans had a higher fatality rate to start, and have seen practically no change in the number of deaths. Adopting a new name was not only good branding, but also a practical way to help differentiate the different groundhogs. They will ruin their lives if they don't cut down on the alcohol.