Way Back When...

What where alcohol laws like in the past?

How it used to be

Manny years ago laws about alcohol were not strict if there even were laws on alcohol in that time or place. In the 1600's , beer was the most common thing to drink for all of the pilgrims. This was so because beer was safer than common drinking water. Before the 1980's, the minimum drinking age varied by state. These variations resulted from corresponding reductions in the voting and military enlistment ages. It was only in 1988 that the laws of minimum age for drinking was converted to 21. Laws were changed because people had discovered the way alcohol affects your nervous system. Alcohol is by far the most abused drug of the teenage years. In a resent study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 14.9% of eighth graders, 30.4% of tenth graders, and 43.5% of twelfth graders admitted to drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. The affects of early drinkers is that most likely they could be addicted there whole life. Long term alcohol abuse can damage the nerve sells and cause memory loss, weakness, sensation problems, and difficulty walking. So aren't you glad that these laws were changed to make us safer?

Are you susceptible to peer presure?

Answer the following questions to find out how susceptible you are to peer pressure.


1. Have you ever picked on another person in order to go along with the group?

yes-no

2. Have you ever dine something that made you feel bad about yourself just because others were urging you to do it?

yes-no

3. Have you ever done something that is physically risky just because others were urging you to do it?

yes-no

4. Have you ever dine something that seemed harmless at the time only to learn later that it hurt another person , and did you regret what you had done?

yes-no

5. Have you ever been caught up in the moment and known that what you were doing was wrong yet been unable to stop yourself?

yes-no

6. Have you ever had drugs or alcohol just because your friends do it?

yes-no

7. Have you ever lied to a parent about the urging of a friend?

yes-no

8. Have you ever helped a friend lie to a parent?

yes-no

9. Have you ever helped a friend cheat at school?

yes-no


The truth is that no matter how you answered the questions you almost always susceptible to peer pressure. I hope you will think on this and how you ansered your questions.