Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

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Should the drinking age really be lowered when it could do more harm than what it already does now? Many people are protesting the drinking age to be lowered to 18 because that's when people technically become an adult. But humans are not reaching their full potential due to the drinking age has been already too low. The drinking age should be raised because scientific studies show that the human brain is still developing until the age of 25. One of the first reasons the drinking age should be raised because it can cause brain damage. From the time humans are in the womb until the age of 25 the human brain is developing and building new parts and new nerve stems. As the brain is continuing to grow humans are learning new information and the alcohol is ruining that. For example, most alcohol-related road accidents…show more content…
One of the main issues America is having with the teenager of this time is alcohol abuse. Yes, many people are like they are legal adults, so let them make their own decisions. But if America is already having a problem with this then why make it legal, why make it easier for a teenager to go down to the store and buy so much alcohol that they die of alcohol poisoning. About 1,825 students between the ages 18-24 die from alcohol poisoning each year, and 696,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are physically assaulted each year in alcohol related incidents. Now this is where people will flip it and say yes, but those are college students they're going to drink and have fun it's a part of college, And many kids view it as an integral part of their higher education. And this is where it leads back to the part about how the human brain is still growing, and the college students shouldn't be drinking while they're still attending school. Most of the learning humans do is, while the brain is still growing, but if alcohol is slowing that down then people don't learn as
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