Why shouldn't we do it?
What is it and why?
Problems Associated with Underage Drinking
Binge Drinking in Teens
- Sit out in sports
- drunk driving
- Pay fines
- Bad reputation
- Hurt yourself and the people around you
- head aches
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Many more
Lowering Drinking Age
Lawyers want to lower the drinking age to 18 because they want something to blame college "accidents" on. There have been 1,800 deaths, 100,000 rapes and 700,000 assaults do to underage drinking in a college setting.
- Why not?
Giving teens the chance to actually drink will in fact increase the alcohol usage in teens. So, the lower the legal age, the earlier people will start.
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