This came about in 1984, when president reagan signed a law that incentivized states with a lower legal drinking age to go up to 21 between 1982 and 2007, the rate of alcohol-related traffic fatalities for people ages 18 to 20 dropped 60 percent, whereas the rate for people ages 21 to 24 dropped only 44 percent. I agree that the drinking age should be lowered while it may seem smart to have a high drinking age of 21 so that consumers of alcohol are more mature and grown up, people will find ways of. Home thinking about a change strategies for cutting down tips to try it's up to you pros & cons work, try something else but if you haven't made progress in cutting down after 2 to 3 months, consider quitting drinking altogether, seeking professional help, or both if you hesitate, it allows you time to think of excuses to go along. The legal drinking age is an argument that is often debated and i believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen years of age in the united states, the legal drinking age has been debated for years. By lowering the minimum voting age to 18, we will encourage political activity not only in the 18 to 21 year-old age group, but also in the pre-18 year-old group and the post-21 year-old group as well.
For example, when food is eaten while drinking, it will result in a lower and delayed bac primarily because the alcohol gets into the bloodstream at a lower rate when food is consumed fat contains very little water, so it allows more alcohol to enter the blood stream. The united states ratified the 26th amendment in 1971 after weighing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 today, there is a growing movement to allow teenagers aged 16 and 17 to vote in elections. If the question was whether to lower the drinking age to say, 15, this would be a much different conversation but the mere three years between 18 and 21 doesn't make that big of a difference.
And lowering the drinking age isn't going to stop underage drinking, he says the national minimum drinking age was established in 1984, when congress passed a law penalizing states that allowed. The united states should lower the legal drinking age to eighteen - the united states’ minimum legal drinking age (mlda) of twenty one is almost a perfect example of a policy with unrealistic expectations and serious unintended consequences. Dwight b heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people.
The uniform drinking act, which compelled states to set the legal drinking age at 21 by withholding ten percent of highway funding from states that kept the minimum legal drinking age at 18, is an example of federal government overreach into state affairs. The laws in korea, japan on nov 1, us forces korea raised the legal drinking age to 21 for its personnel — including troops, contract workers, civilians and family members. Since 1984 the national minimum legal drinking age in the united states has been 21 years during the intervening 25 years there have been periodic efforts to lower the minimum legal drinking age, including recent legislation introduced in 7 states, although none of these bills have been enacted. The debate on lowering the drinking age but everyone knows that the 21 age limit hasn't stopped minors from drinking where kids go to hide from the law and from adults, including parents.
My research has led me to believe strongly that perhaps the simplest and most dramatic action we could take to create more responsible alcohol consumption among college students would be to lower the legal drinking age to eighteen or nineteen. Low-risk drinking only about 2% of drinkers in this group has an alcohol use disorder a us standard drink contains about 06 fluid ounces or 14 grams of pure alcohol. Lowering the drinking age has serious consequences tara watson is an associate professor of economics and chairwoman of the program in public health at williams college in williamstown, mass.
Throm: lowering the drinking age to 18 is better than keeping it at 21 the opinion of ali throm ali throm debates began throughout many states about the legal drinking age after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1971, lowering the drinking age to 18 is the smart decision. In the case of the drinking age being lowered to 18 years, the age of individuals who in fact have access to alcohol will decrease even more, reaching ages of 15-17 or even less considering the specifics of adolescence, granting teenagers with a wider access to alcohol can have negative consequences for their health and wellbeing. The legal drinking age: 18, 21, or 25 by elements behavioral health posted on january 22, 2013 in adolescent issues debates over the age of legal drinking in the us are a common occurrence, especially at times of the year when it comes into the spotlight, like during spring break and around graduation.
Lowering the drinking age could make it easier to regulate consumption among younger adults as well as encourage healthy drinking habits if the legal drinking age is lowered, people between the ages of 18 and 20 would be able to drink in safer, more controlled environments. Time to lower the drinking age allowing states to lower the legal drinking age would let’s take a lesson from madd and make a vote against lowering the drinking age to 18 a vote for. Americans who ask why the legal age for going to war is lower than that for buying alcohol could finally get a break: three states are considering lowering the drinking age, believing it will go a long way to combatting accidental deaths and bingeing new hampshire, minnesota and california have.