The Drinking Age
Should it be raised to 25?
The first reason why is because our brains don't fully mature until we reach age 25. When your 21 your brain is still developing and excessive drinking, which is what most kids do when they turn 21, could ruin your brain cells.
The second reason, is the trickle down effect. Right now, the ages drinking illegally are 13-20 years of age. if we raise it to 25 the people drinking illegally will be 17-24, which is much better than emotionally immature 13 year olds.
When we raised the drinking age to 21, in America, we found that drunk driving accidents had gone down because studies have shown that MLDA 21 reduces the drunk driving accident rate by 13% and saved approximately 27,052 lives from 1975-2008. If we raised it to 25, I believe it would go down even more.
I believe changing the drinking age to 25 is the best thing to do. It's the age at which your brain fully matures, it helps prevent 13-16 year olds from drinking, and it also may save lives.
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My mom who is a therapist at American Addiction Centers