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Underage Drinking Essay

  • Submitted by: bigskilt
  • on August 30, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,042 words

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At supper time over in European countries, like Ireland or Italy, it is tradition for a family to have a glass of wine while they enjoy a family dinner. However in America, serving a beer or a glass of wine to one of your children is illegal because of their age. On many of our college campuses, students are drinking more and more during the week and the results are more crimes and deaths. The question I have is how we can discourage the younger adults in our nation from binge drinking and partying to the extreme extent that it is occurring on campuses over the United States?   One of the arguments I came up with is the one younger adults always fight for and adults try to push away. I feel that if the legal age for drinking is lowered to possibly eighteen or nineteen, then the urge or excitement of drinking would not be as glamorous and would not be such a big deal.
From my own personal experiences, drinking started consistently in my junior year of high school.   I no longer needed to worry about my mom picking me up from somewhere cause I could get a ride from one of my friends and I was able to take the fun I had with my friends to a different level by adding a case of beer or a bottle of liquor. The problem I now realize with drinking with my friends is that we were unsupervised. If someone got alcohol poisoning, no one would really notice because we would be all intoxicated. On the other hand if the legal age was lowered, we could have been at the bar and the bartender would have been able to stop serving us.
The controversy that surrounds lowering the legal age and allowing college students to drink legally is a difference in the maturity level of different people. After being in college for a semester, I understand that some kids have the maturity level, but there are lots of people that are very immature. I can agree with the reasoning then not to allow young adults to drink because of the maturity level, but then why is it fair to allow an immature...

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