An Argument Essay
Have you ever been pressured into doing something you would rather not do? Many people have been in many different ways. It seems that teens are pressured more and more into drinking than anything else. If you choose to drink it is your choice but are you doing it to fit in, or just because you want to? There are many different ways an adolescent might take a drink even if they know it is wrong. Some reasons are the risk-taking, the expectancies, how sensitive and how they tolerate the alcohol, hereditary factors, personality characteristics, and psychological thought. Some people say that we should change our drinking ages to 16 like many countries in Europe because they don’t have the problem we do with underage drinking. I have known some foreign exchange students in the past who were from Europe, one of my friends was from France and another was from Denmark. In both France and Denmark the drinking age is 16 but people don’t really care how old you are and laws are not enforced like here in the United States. Because of this reason there has been many people thinking that the United States should change the drinking age to 16. In some aspects yes but in many other aspects not so much. If the United States decided to just up and change the drinking age to 16 everyone would go crazy the bars would be overflowing and it would be a wreck. I think that the reason drinking in the other countries is not a big deal because at the ages 16-21 the average teen or adolescent is taking many risks in this risk taking they want to do things that are illegal to see what they may or may not get away with. There are many alcohol addictions in the United States because of how young people start drinking. This is a problem because a big part of adolescents drink at a young age for many different reasons such as risk taking and just fitting in with everyone else, because, “drinking is the cool thing to do.” There are many people who are...
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