Drugs such as alcohol have an effect on all users, regardless of their age; however, alcohol has an especially harmful effect on teens since their bodies are still developing. Studies have shown that alcohol has numerous negative effects on a teen’s body and mental health; for example, a study conducted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention stated that “alcohol consumption affects the brain’s frontal lobes, which is essential for functions such as emotional regulations, planning, and organization” (“Age”). Teens already have high emotions and difficulties planning and organizing; alcohol will only enhance teens’ struggle. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention also found that alcohol consumption at a young age can potentially cause chronic problems such as memory loss, depression, suicidal thoughts, and poor decision making (“Age”). Teens have a difficult enough time making decisions and organizing their lives, but adding alcohol to the mix will only make matters worse; their bodies are still developing, and they are still learning to be adults.
Lowering the drinking age could also cause problems like violent behavior, and intoxication. Also drinking could cause more problems in schools and workplaces. The drinking age should not be lowered from 21, it would not solve the problems and with anything it would make it worse. A lower drinking age would increase deaths from drinking. Most drinkers die at a younger age due to alcohol poisoning and other issues which would increase with a lower age.
Also, studies show that the current minimum age drinking laws have been ineffective to a high degree. By the time they are high school seniors, seventy-two percent teenagers say they have already consumed alcohol. Proper education at younger ages is needed for our country’s youth to learn the proper use of alcohol through experimentation with their own limits in safe environments.
The pure thought to get caught by the police or your parents is frightening to teens or underage drinkers and that 's why people use binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as excessive amounts of alcohol consumed in a short period of time. Teens do this because when your illegally drinking you don 't particularly have a lot of time to drink so you just do it as fast as you can to use the time you have with your friends to get wasted but to be home before curfew. Many accidents and deaths have happened because of binge drinking, and we could lower the chances of binge drinking by lowering the legal drinking age to 18. The effects alcohol takes on the brain is the only “downside” to lowering the drinking age, but if used responsibly it 's not that big of a problem.
Alcohol can harm the develop of key body systems that are not finished developing. This argument wishes to give young adults an opportunity to let their bodies develop properly before consuming alcohol which could alter this process in a negative way. Another argument some have about keeping the drinking age at 21 is underage drinking happens and what would stop 15 or 16-year-olds from getting someone who is 18 to buy them alcohol. If the drinking age was 18 then the majority of high school seniors could buy and consume alcohol. This brings up another problem, alcohol in schools.
Also, if a teenager even asks for any adult to buy them alcohol, they should be given a ticket or some punishment of some sort to make sure they do not do it again. Asking for alcohol at a young age is very dangerous thing, drinking young can ensure health problems such as liver cancer, alcohol poison, etc.
You can finally enjoy the same rights and privileges as other adults. When you are eighteen you have to ability to buy virtually anything you desire, eat anything you want, smoke anything you want, and drink anything you want, except alcohol, but why? I’ve waited so long to enjoy my newfound freedom, but can’t drink alcohol. What do you mean? At eighteen, I am allowed to purchase cigarettes, fight and die in wars, purchase firearms, or even get married, but no alcohol.
Frat parties, for example, serve booze, often, if not always, without the supervision of a responsible adult (aka an adult over the age of 21). Lowering the drinking age to 18 can be beneficial in that responsible drinking can be taught before the student turns 21. My favorite analogy, by Huffington Post writer, Elizabeth Glass Geltman, says, “We don’t have students teach each other how to drive, why is alcohol different?” In her article on Huffington Post, she talks about her college experience in the 70s and early 80s, where the legal drinking age in the US was 18. She talks about how drinking was legal for most students in her senior year of high school and in college, and that beer was commonly served at dances, proms, graduation events, etc. where there were parents and teachers present.
The U.S. has a problem that needs to be fixed, the problem they are currently facing is underage drinking. This problem has been going on for a few years now, but there just hasn’t been an effective solution to stop it. A way to stop this problem is by making some sort of law or rule that will prevent teens from drinking and causing more problems. This is a problem because it is a safety issue and when teens are drunk, they tend to make stupid decisions. In the article The Problem of Underage Drinking and What Parents Can Do Heidi Stevens says that most of the deaths are because of consumption of alcohol “excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year” (Stevens 4).
It is already attached to teenagers in general, but this time I will discuss it more deeply. The purpose of this essay is to explain about risks-hobbies that teenagers do nowadays and how it would affect their lives. The first current harmful hobby for adolescences is doing bad party. Some teenagers would go for an event or occasion, where they could hear good music, dance, drink, and meet new people. This is very common because there are many teenagers who do that to relieve their stress.
In fact, it may make young adults more responsible. Responsibility is an enormous thing while dealing with growing up and talking about alcohol. Legally at the age of eighteen Americans are expected to be responsible enough to be on their own and take on the everyday activities of the average adult. Although people over the age of eighteen are expected to take on such responsibility, they are still denied the ability to purchase alcohol. In other countries alcohol is looked at differently and is commonly used to help adolescents mature.
If younger kids drink too much they can die from alcohol poisoning. Another reason not to be able to buy alcohol is that people don’t stop at one drink. They get drunk and drive. This causes accidents. It could save a lot of lives if people were not able to buy alcohol, get drunk, and drive.
738 students were interviewed and 45.9% resulted in alcohol abuse. Out of the 45.9%, females are more likely to expose to alcohol abuse than males. The authors conclude their study warning the public that the potential hazard of excessive drinking contributes to “the development of uncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, various types of cancers and heart diseases” (Silva & Petroski, p. 551, 2012). Excessive drinking is considered a risky behavior among
Drinking Age In the U.S. the age of adulthood is 18. And with that comes more responsibilities and decisions that can now be made without consents. Nonetheless there is still one thing a new young adult can’t decide on their own and that is if they will consume alcohol. The legal drinking age is not until you are 21 years of age. People argue that it should be dropped since it is an individual decision and 18 is old enough to make that decision.