Is the Drinking Age Effective?

By: Cedae Stafford

“It is human nature that making something forbidden increases allures.”

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#1

The drinking age should be lowered to 18, because it lowers appeals/allures to drinking.

  • many teenagers turn to alcohol to relieve anxiety, stress or any form of depression.
  • The law stating that young adults must be 21 before consuming alcohol have driven young drinkers to other levels of thinking.
  • This law is not effective on young drinkers who depend on it because they believe it is socially acceptable behavior.
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#2

Equalizes the drinking age among countries


  • many studies show that the most developed countries allow young people to drink legally at age 18.

#3

The drinking age being set to the age of 18 would teach young adults the responsibility of drinking.


  • Young adults should be eligible for an alcohol permit (like a driving permit such as being educated on it and getting it revoked if breaking a law. It is a privilege to have and not something everyone gets, it has to be earned.)
  • Many children look up to their parents and follow in their footsteps, so parents should be having a positive impact on their children for drinking responsibly
  • Teens brains are still developing they should have some knowledge on drinking before their brain cells are damaged.

Viewpoint:

Many people have argued that when young adults turn 18 they can vote, go to war and get married but they can’t go purchase alcohol.