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Moderation will lead to results that are more realizable as compared to the minimum drinking-age restrictions.
Certainly, under-age drinking is a prevalent problem especially among Americans. Different control measures have been taken to address the issue. However, each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages. I agree with the author that responsible drinking should be encouraged. This is even more important when dealing with a revolutionized society. The present youth develop in all aspects at a very fast rate as compared to the ages of our parents. Therefore, imposing stern legal restrictions regarding drinking may not realize the desired results. Instead, guidance and mentorship should be preferred. Provisional drinking license seems to be the best way forward. Introduction to drinking should be stepwise. This will eliminate dangerous drinking such as binge drinking.
Hanson et al feels that prohibiting age is not a good solution. I agree with him since there are cases of adults experiencing irresponsible drinking. In fact, responsible drinking is also common among young adults who have not yet reached drinking age. Jenna Bush is a good example of responsible drinking among young adults. Although she was highlighted for under-age drinking, her drinking was responsible. Undeniably, responsible driving is gained through gradual introductory classes. The same case should be emulated for responsible drinking among young adults.
However, one-sided approach cannot work effectively. Although the author advocates for drinking permit, the idea cannot work without rules and guidelines. The drinking permits ought to be followed by strict regulations to make them effective. For example, it would be good if the permits specified that an adult such as a parent be present at the time of drinking. This way, the parent, mentor, or the guide would be
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The age 21 law is the reason why fewer car accidents due to alcoholic influence occur in America as compared to the European world. While it is claimed that MLDA should not be set at 18 because such action could greatly aggravate the harmful consequences for the society, the opponents of the age 21 law argue that a higher MLDA is only empty mockery because not only it is not associated with a decreased number of highway care accidents and reckless endangerment incidents involving the youth, but also it encourages the immature youngsters to pursue wrong paths to do exactly what they are stopped from by the law.
These legal issues take a lot of time to resolve sometimes months and years as well. Every year this debate arises whether the legal drinking age should be abolished or lowered. As per the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, United States of America has the highest legal drinking age as compared to any other country in the world.
This paper is an attempt to evaluate the benefits of increasing the drinking age from various aspects of an individual’s life as well as the impact on government and society in a broader spectrum. There is a dire need to restrict their access to alcohol because it is a fact that starting to drink early can impose several short-term as well as long-term disadvantages.
Drinking or the consumption of alcohol is one of the legal issues, because it comes with legal implications. Because of this, the legal drinking age is the age at which an individual can purchase or/ and consume alcoholic food or/ and alcoholic beverage. The law on alcohol consumption may vary among countries or there may be exemptions and special circumstances in these laws.
The author provides findings about late cerebral development now which have lent more stability to the argument of raising the drinking age in Canada. This shows that damage ensured to the brain by continued exposure to alcohol in late teenage is a scientific reality. This should not be ignored the argument presented by proponents of drinking age of 18.
The advocates of such a move argue that people who are allowed to vote and fight for the country at the age of eighteen need to be permitted to enjoy a beer or two at this age. The proponents of lowering the drinking age place their strong arguments in the most persuasive manner while the opponents of this view have their strong arguments ready to attack such a view in favour of lowering the drinking age.
The people who hold this view believe that if young adults begin at an earlier age with proper supervision and in a controlled environment then they can be more aware as to the effects of alcohol on their systems and
t is observed that adolescent people’s consumption of alcohol early in life and their accessibility to alcohol at home significantly relate to increased alcoholic drinking habits affecting social behaviors in the future. These results suggest reinforcements for potential