The Drinking Age Debate for Young Adults

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The Drinking age debate for young adults have been very controversial since the 1970s to the present days.The Drinking age have been very controversial between the age of 18 and the age of 21. For many years, Most people wanted the drinking age to be 18 because they believe since u are an adult u are mature. On the other hand the other side believes that keeping the legal drinking age at 21 causes less accidents and deaths. They have been many studies on why the drinking age shouldnt be 18. There are many benefits and risks of having the drinking age lowered from 21 to 18. Ruth C Eggs an Applied Health Scientist at indiana believes that there are many benefits of Changing the drinking age to 18. He believes that if young adults were allowed to drink in controlled enviorments,Offical schools and university functions .That it would teach responsible drinking methods by role modeling and educational programs. He believes that this is becoming the "forbidden fruit", a badge of rebellion and a symbol of adulthood to young adults. Seen from university students those under the age of 21 are more likely to be binge drinkers(consuming more then 5 drinks a week). On ther other hand Jim Hall a Chairman of the national Transportation safety board found out that during a study of new york college students documented that students who began drinking at younger age were more likely to become heavy drinkers during there college life. He also believed that this behavior was bad for

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