First of all at the age of 18 most people have not fully found out who they are and what they want to be. Being around other young adults drinking you are going to be peer
Pressured into things you don’t like or you might even have urges. At the age of 18 most the time if you are offered something while drinking you are more prone to do what you are offered. Also at that age while drinking the young adults will make bad decisions in their sex life, such as unprotected sex. Unprotected sex could possibly lead to pregnancy which at 18 most people cant support a child. that’s one of the reasons I think the legal drinking age should remain at 21.
If the drinking age were lowered to 18 and kids could drink in bars, restaurants, and
in public locations it will make the alcohol related accidents in the U.S. go up. Statistics
show that raising the drinking age to 21 decreased the percentage of fatal traffic accidents
for kids between the age of 18 to 20 by 13%. At the age of 18 you are more likely to
binge drinking than someone who is older. Binge drinking is bad in places like colleges
and sporting events. Also starting that young will allow you to drink for a longer period
of time which makes it easier to become an alcoholic.
Last but not least when the young adults are going to college or still in high school if they
are able to legally purchase beer it could ultimately hurt them in school. Some kids turn
18 when they are still in high school, why should a high school kid be able to... [continues]
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