• Lower The Drinking Age
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    Lower the Drinking Age Everyone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol under the age of 21. Why is 21 the "magical" age that makes a person intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? Sure, some adults abuse alcohol and some teenagers would be perfectly able to drink responsibly, but why not 18 or 35 or 40? This seemingly random number, 21, is associated with adulthood, as if the day a person turns 21 they know everything and are mature. The drinking age should be lowered to where one...
  • Issues On Lowering The Drinking Age
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    Issues on lowering the drinking age When one turns eighteen in the U. S, they can drive cars, fly planes, marry, vote, pay taxes, take out loans and risk their life as a member of the U. S. Armed forces, but it is illegal for them to drink. Why do young adults have the liberty to do everything else besides drink at the age of eighteen Turning eighteen comes with adult responsibilities as well as privileges. The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen. It is necessary to educate teens about d...
  • Lowering Of Drinking Age
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    Lowering of Drinking Age When teenagers turn eighteen, we tell them they are adults and send them into the world. They go to college, get a job, marry or join the military. They do grown up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents. They can drive cars, buy a gun, smoke, serve on a jury, and go to an adult prison. But they can t go to a bar for a drink because when it comes to liquor, they are still just kids. Where s the logic in the twenty-one and older drinking law The minimum drinking a...
  • Alcohol Problems More Likely For Young Drinkers
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    Alcohol problems more likely for young drinkers Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times as likely to develop alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, than those who began at 21, according to a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Alcohol abuse, described as a maladaptive drinking pattern that repeatedly causes life problems, was more than twice as likely to occur for those who began drinking before 15 ...
  • Underage Drinking A Big Problem
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    Underage Drinking: A Big Problem Underage drinking is wide spread through out the United States. According to Klaidman, of 10 million people under the age 21 who admitted they " dead a cocktail in the last month, 4. 4 million said that they are 'binge drinkers,' or people who have had more than four drinks in a row. Also, alcohol use among 12 to 17 year olds has risen. 9% over the past three years (137). Lack of entertainment on college campuses and easy availability of alcohol can lead to under...
  • Underaged Drinking Percent Alcohol Graders
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    Underage Drinking Alcohol is a sedative hypnotic. It is a powerful drug available to virtually anyone who wants to try it. Drinking has always been a problem for teenagers, particularly for the past few years. Research shows that over 60% of high school seniors drink at least once a week, although the law does not make drinking legal until age 21. In reality, kids are drinking at increasingly younger ages. The question is why do teens use alcohol when they know it's forbidden? Students give vari...
  • A Heightened Drinking Age
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    I believe a heightened drinking age would definately not stop underage drinking. Mainly due to the fact that it is considered acceptable in our society already. Drinking, unlike drugs, is considered acceptable in todays society. It is even considered a right of passage when a person first begins drinking. I have witnessed this myself. It is considered humorous, when a person is drunk, rather than disturbing. This action can often lead to alcoholism when the person is finally legal to drink. Sin...
  • Causal Argument Binge Drinking
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    What Causes Binge Drinking Binge Drinking is an intriguing phenomenon that many college students take part in all across the country. The issue of binge drinking has been a problem on college campuses for decades. Binge drinking has many horrible effects, but the problem starts with the causes for it. If the causes could be controlled then the issue would not get out of hand. Many college students give different causes for their drinking problems, and experts on the subject have their explanatio...
  • The Drinking Age In America
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    The drinking age in America Unsupervised, underage drinking has become an epidemic throughout the world, but in the in America more than anywhere else. Even the president's 19 year old daughter has been arrested for underage drinking. America has the highest legalized drinking age in the world. In fact, only four countries in the world have a legalized drinking age over 18. When we turn 18 in America we are supposed to be adults, but then what is the 21 age mark it is like we get an adult trial ...
  • Three Day Blow Form Of Expression
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    Essay: "The Three-Day Blow" Drinking is one of people's main problems. Drinking distorts self-perception and actions. There are many reasons for drinking: depression, happiness, a social event. These incentives are developed in "The Three-Day Blow" by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway uses drinking as a form of expression through his character Nick and his inner conflict. This short story is about two friends that decide to spend the day together, forget about their problems and just drink until they...
  • Binge Drink Drinking Students Problems
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    Binge Drinking Among College Students We all know what it is like to wake up in the morning, with our head aching, and our body feeling like it was just hit by a train. College students world wide know this feeling. These are the results of binge drinking. The question of why college students continue to submit themselves to alcohol is unknown. While many reasons are given, the cause generally falls into one of three categories, peer pressure, insecurity, or to help solve there problems. But th...
  • Underage Drinking Alcohol Study Age
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    STUDY FINDS YOUTH DRINKERS MORE LIKELY TO DRINK AND DRIVE, GET IN ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES AS ADULTS Boston, MA - The younger people are when they start drinking alcohol, the more likely they are to drive after excessive drinking and get into alcohol-related car crashes over the course of their adult lives, according to a new study conducted at Boston University's School of Public Health. The BU study, published this week in the Journal of Accident Analysis and Prevention, shows that adults who b...
  • Lowering The Drinking Age
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    Reducing the Minimum Drinking Age to 18 The laws concerning the minimum drinking age in this country sometimes seem ridiculous and unnecessary. In this paper, I will discuss why certain laws are unfair and I will provide alternatives to certain problems concerning underage drinking and binge drinking. Let's face it, no matter what laws the government enforces to cut down on underage drinking, it is commonplace and happens everywhere from grade school through high school and predominantly in coll...
  • Restrained Drinking Control Alcohol Cognitive
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    Williams, R. J. (1999). Restrained Drinking and Cognitive Control Among Adolescents. Adolescence, 34, 557-563. Introduction: The purpose of the study on restrained drinking was to look at restrained drinking and ones self control in regards to alcohol consumption by adolescents. The rationale behind this unanswered question was to get to the root of the problem of adolescent drinking as the severity and frequency of teen drinking is on the rise. The purpose was to further explore the correlatio...
  • Drinking Age Legal States Alcohol
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    When someone turns 18, our country considers him an adult, and trusts him with the responsibility of voting, starting a family, purchasing firearms and tobacco products, entering into legal contracts, holding public office, fighting in a war, and dying for his country, a country that doesn't even allow him to consume alcohol. From the end of prohibition until 1984, drinking ages were determined by the states, many of them had the age at 21, while several lowered the age to 18, for the purchase o...
  • Drinking Age Legal Alcohol Responsibility
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    One controversial debate in the United States concerns the legal drinking age. Some believe the drinking age should be reduced from 21, and others believe it should be remain the same. The minimum legal drinking age varies from 0 to 21 around the world. In my opinion the National Minimum Drinking Age Act should be changed to allow 18 to 21 years olds the ability to purchase and consume alcohol. The legal drinking age sometimes causes more problems than it prevents. First, it is necessary to que...
  • Drinking Age Teenagers Years Younger
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    In the United States there is a major controversy about the legal drinking. In 1986 Congress passed the law that all states must have the minimum drinking age from eighteen years old to twenty-one years of age (Hyde and Setaro 32). Many people believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen years of age. Others, insist on keeping the legal drinking age at a minimum of twenty-one years old. The drinking age should not be lowered to eighteen years old because the teenagers perfor...
  • Causes Of Student Drinking
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    College drinking is a growing problem amoung colleges and universities across the country. It has been estimated that at least ten percent of college students are problem drinkers, or "pre-alcoholics.' This problem is a serious one. Each year, more and more students resort to college drinking for a number of various reasons. In order to solve this problem, we must consider, we must consider what causes college students to so excessively. Some reasons for college drinking may be immediate, while ...
  • Binge Drinking College Alcohol Young
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    -Binge drinking is defined as "the consumption of five or more drinks in a row on at least one occasion.' In national surveys about a third of high school seniors and 42 percent of college students reported at least one occasion of binge drinking within the previous 2 weeks. While national surveys have documented a significant decline in the use of other drugs by high school seniors and college-age youths, there have been only modest declines in the numbers reporting binge drinking. Teenagers an...
  • Binge Drinking My Report
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    My report is on the disease binge drinking. Binge drinking is a dangerous drinking problem that many people have. A binge is defined as five or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting for a man, and four for a woman. Binge drinking is extremely common among American high school and college students. In fact, one-third of high school and college students admit to a binge in the last 30 days. I think that this high rate is reasonable since drinking is still seen as a popular activity in many colleges...