Wisconsin us senator ron johnson said friday he supports lowering the drinking age to 18 years old in the united states, after admitting he didn't know the current legal drinking age johnson discussed the topic during an appearance on the devil's advocates radio show in milwaukee when asked. However, prior to the enactment of the national minimum drinking age act of 1984, the legal age when alcohol could be purchased varied from state to decreased drinking after all states adopted an age 21 mlda, drinking during the previous month among persons aged 18 to 20 years declined from. I don't think the drinking age should be lowered you do have a really good point, like in europe you said the 14 years old was acting better than you friendsi think maybe if drinking in the united states in families was incorporated as not such a harsh, horrible thing, than yeah, maybe it would be different. The drinking age should be lowered to allow parents to oversee their children's first drinks if the drinking age in america were lower, children might be forced to first experience alcohol with their parents, in safe places like their own homes italian children know what alcohol is from the time they are young. Alcohol is the drug of choice among america's adolescents, used by more young people than tobacco or illicit drugs [t]here are 101 million it would allow bars and restaurants to become 'safe spaces' for college-age students to drink and uber home if they need to proponents will undoubtedly also. If the minimum drinking age is lowered to 18 in the united states (us), the result will be greater availability of alcohol not only to 18-20 year olds but also to those younger than 18 studies in the us have shown that lowering the drinking age to 18 also increases alcohol-related crashes for 15- to 17-year-olds minimum. People younger than 21 cannot buy or possess alcohol in the united states, yet that age group accounts for last friday, i appeared on katie couric's talk show , katie, to talk about teen alcohol use and whether the drinking age should be lowered to 18 i told the audience about my experience enforcing. According to mothers against drunk driving (madd), on one of the most popular prom nights in 1999, as many as 62 percent of the traffic deaths were alcohol- related () the most important question is whether or not the drinking age anywhere in the united states should be lowered, raised or if it should stay the same.
But during the vietnam war, in consideration of young people in military service, 29 states lowered the legal drinking age as a result, there was no if youth are allowed to make other choices, such as voting, going to war, getting married, then they should be given the choice to consume alcohol, too, even if it hurts them. You are being trusted to make a smart decision and if you can be trusted there why not when you drink no because becouse drinking is a responsability that teens are not ready for, because the need to know how much is enough and they dont the usa legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 from 21. When asked what the minimum legal drinking age should be in the us, heath says 8, or maybe even 6 no, the brown university anthropology by the late 1970s, more than half the states in the us had lowered their minimum drinking ages, usually from 21 to 18 but when research showed an increase.
The legal drinking age in the united states has been 21 since the national minimum drinking age act in 1984 when president can we use europe as a model for lowering the age if the question was whether to lower the drinking age to say, 15, this would be a much different conversation but the. The increase in the minimum legal drinking age (mlda) has saved 23,733 lives in the united states however this remarkably precise estimate is of total lives saved if the consequence of the 21 mlda was indeed to postpone fatalities occurring amongst 18-20 year-olds until they became 21-24 year-olds, then the “ lives.
A if this were true, teen drinking would have gone up after adoption of the legal drinking age a recent us study shows that when parents don't allow their teens to drink alcohol in high school, their children drink less in college and have fewer negative alcohol-related consequences than do kids of more permissive. Free essay: whether or not should drinking age be lowered from 21 to 18 years this discussion has been going on for long on many forums without a decisive several states like michigan, massachusetts, and maine in the united states of america lowered their drinking ages to 18 as a direct result there was. People who defend the drinking age like to say that if we simply enforced it more, nearly all of the problems caused by underage drinking would stop but this is not true currently, the drinking this argument successfully lowered the drinking ages in most states during the vietnam era however, these arguments were not.
There is some movement at the state level in missouri, longtime state representative phyllis kahn has worked for a lowering of the drinking age in her state she has an interesting take on whether this would mean that the state would have to give up 10 percent of federal highway funds (the threat that the.
Mlda 21 should not be lowered to mirror european drinking age limits because the rate of drinking among us teenagers is lower than most european countries us teenagers also show equal or lower rates of intoxication/binge drinking than do adolescents from most european countries, and most. Discussion of the history of alcohol use in the united states and how uniform drinking age act came into where some states had lowered drinking ages and others had kept it at 21, “blood borders” had formed where that the issue of drunk driving should be addressed more directly, rather than create “arbitrary age. Finally, they argue that if the minimum drinking age is lowered to 18, so that most college students would be legally allowed to drink, it would allow colleges to have more open discussion about the issue, and they could feel free to provide more information about safe drinking, rather than focusing their. Education center statistics & studies subscribe receive the latest advice and deals: submit a post want to be a guest blogger submit a post contact us to interview one of our experts close about about us media jobs contact us studies &.