Furthermore, when the opportunity to drink arises, there is a kind of "Let's make up for lost time" attitude. American teenagers, unlike European teens, do not learn how to drink gradually, safely and in moderation.
Why did the United States of America pass a law to increase the drinking age from 18 to 21?
D.s ask legal drinkers to buy for them or sneak drinks from their parents' liquor cabinets.
This kind of devious attitude does not encourage responsible drinking. With the focus on education about safe drinking instead of restriction, many problems would be averted.
- Lowering the Legal Drinking Age From 21 to 18 In the United States the legal drinking age, with a few exceptions, is 21; this should be changed from 21 to the age of 18.
This would help high schoolers and college students who generally commit the act of underage drinking anyways to avoid long lasting legal repercussions.
The amount of binge drinking would lessen, and the out rage to drink would also decrease. Reports of binge drinking come from all types of campuses across the country. s students were drinking to get drunk than their counterparts a decade earlier, and one recent study reported an increase, just since 1994, in the number of students who drink deliberately to get drunk? I interviewed my friend Shelly Mitchell who recently turned twenty-one and asked her how she felt about finally being legal to drink. It is not as exciting to drink anymore, I mean I still like to go out with my friends to bars, but the fun is all over, in high school and college it was so exciting trying to get alcohol by using a fake ID.?
All of these factors could be changed by lowering the drinking age to eighteen.
As a teen I have proof that these things are going on not only in college but in high school as well.
There are a lot of factors that come together to why the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen; the most obvious reason is too many people are drinking before they are twenty-one.