Lower the drinking age
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Ah yes the common "Its just not fair" argument
It is possible for someone to sit down and only have one or two drinks. Not everyone drinks to get drunk or to do harm to their body
It is. But what about those you can't just drink two?Thats a large number of people.
Approximately 92% of U.S. adults who drink excessively report binge drinking in the past 30 days.2
Although college students commonly binge drink, 70% of binge drinking episodes involve adults age 26 years and older.3
The prevalence of binge drinking among men is higher than the prevalence among women.4
Binge drinkers are 14 times more likely to report alcohol-impaired driving than non-binge drinkers.3
About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.5
About 75% of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.5
The proportion of current drinkers that binge is highest in the 18- to 20-year-old group (51%).3
Over 200 college professors signed a petition in favor of lowering the drinking age. We cant stop underage drinking, lowering the age would make younger drinkers more aware of what they were doing, since they wouldn't be hiding it. Mark Becker a chief of police officer in Colorado says they are trying to enforce a law that is unenforceable. He believes instead of them cracking down on kids for a violation they should be on the roads stopping drunk drivers. That is where the focus should be, not on kids having a party.
This debate is about lowering the drinking age, not how binge drinking happens with all adult and underage drinkers in the country. You are giving me information without
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