Amazon.com Widgets
  • A GREAT Idea...

    First of all, raising the drinking age to 25 would stop a large percentage of people 24 and younger. While there are still going to be people that drink illegally... There will be a significant decrease in underage drinking for ages 20 and under, because a very large amount (not all though) of alcohol comes to teens from 21 to 24 year olds. Another idea is a deadline for drinking when it is raised. This means that if you turned 21 by the time the law changed, you can drink. If not, you have to wait until you're 25.

  • Alcohol is Poison

    More than 10% families live with a parent with alcohol problems. Commercials and movies that include alcohol make it look like you need it to have fun. Which is why many teens today start drinking at a young age which can have a large effect on them in the future. Even though there may be more people rebelling against it. The drinking age should be raised due to the many problems it causes each year.
    Alcohol causes many problems one of them being relationships. Alcohol can lead to an abusive relationship or a divorce. It is actually one of the leading causes of divorce. According to Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs “nearly half (48.3%) of the study participants with a past or present case of alcohol use disorder got divorced at some point in their lives.” (Alcohol Abuse Linked to Higher Divorce Rate) meaning that over half of the world got a divorce due to alcohol. Being an alcoholic drinking on a day to day basis doesn't necessarily mean you drink a lot, it means you rely on it each day and need it every day to focus. Consuming alcohol each day can affect a relationship in many ways. Once you consume it the alcohol can change how you act or react to certain situations. Which can lead to an abusive relationship. Ongoing drinking can also lead to deterioration of intimate relationships, financial problems, cheating in a relationship and violence. Alcohol abuse is also linked to other disorders which can affect a relationship more. These disorders include personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. All of these disorders caused by Alcohol. Drinking changes who you are as a person and affects how you think and that's not the worst thing it can do!
    Adults brains between the ages of 18 and 21 are not fully mature. Your brain in not fully mature until you are 25 years old. One study shows “Numerous scientists studying the effects of alcohol or drugs on teens and young adults have made the statement that physical maturity, especially of the brain and nervous system, does not occur until a person reaches 25.” (Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Raised to 25?) This is because until you are 25 your body is still growing and developing both mentally and physically and drinking or taking drugs can stunt a person's growth. For example, if a woman drinks while she is pregnant then the baby can be affected by the alcohol or drugs that were taken. It can affect the brain or the baby can be born deformed because the alcohol and drugs stunted the growth. Same thing in teens young adults since we are not fully developed yet things like alcohol and drugs can still affect how we develop. Do you want your child or yourself to be affected by alcohol or another drug? The legal drinking age should be raised to 25 or older to allow for our bodies to fully develop.

  • Alcohol is Poison

    More than 10% families live with a parent with alcohol problems. Commercials and movies that include alcohol make it look like you need it to have fun. Which is why many teens today start drinking at a young age which can have a large effect on them in the future. Even though there may be more people rebelling against it. The drinking age should be raised due to the many problems it causes each year.
    Alcohol causes many problems one of them being relationships. Alcohol can lead to an abusive relationship or a divorce. It is actually one of the leading causes of divorce. According to Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs “nearly half (48.3%) of the study participants with a past or present case of alcohol use disorder got divorced at some point in their lives.” (Alcohol Abuse Linked to Higher Divorce Rate) meaning that over half of the world got a divorce due to alcohol. Being an alcoholic drinking on a day to day basis doesn't necessarily mean you drink a lot, it means you rely on it each day and need it every day to focus. Consuming alcohol each day can affect a relationship in many ways. Once you consume it the alcohol can change how you act or react to certain situations. Which can lead to an abusive relationship. Ongoing drinking can also lead to deterioration of intimate relationships, financial problems, cheating in a relationship and violence. Alcohol abuse is also linked to other disorders which can affect a relationship more. These disorders include personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. All of these disorders caused by Alcohol. Drinking changes who you are as a person and affects how you think and that's not the worst thing it can do!
    Adults brains between the ages of 18 and 21 are not fully mature. Your brain in not fully mature until you are 25 years old. One study shows “Numerous scientists studying the effects of alcohol or drugs on teens and young adults have made the statement that physical maturity, especially of the brain and nervous system, does not occur until a person reaches 25.” (Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Raised to 25?) This is because until you are 25 your body is still growing and developing both mentally and physically and drinking or taking drugs can stunt a person's growth. For example, if a woman drinks while she is pregnant then the baby can be affected by the alcohol or drugs that were taken. It can affect the brain or the baby can be born deformed because the alcohol and drugs stunted the growth. Same thing in teens young adults since we are not fully developed yet things like alcohol and drugs can still affect how we develop. Do you want your child or yourself to be affected by alcohol or another drug? The legal drinking age should be raised to 25 or older to allow for our bodies to fully develop.

  • Turtles four life

    Turtles are the best best best best best best best best best best best at being turtles and turtles eat gummy bear like nate for a living also turtles are better than arjun. I believe i can have my mom lic me I like turtles more than my mom turtles

  • Turtles four life

    Turtles are the best best best best best best best best best best best at being turtles and turtles eat gummy bear like nate for a living also turtles are better than arjun. I believe i can have my mom lic me I like turtles more than my mom turtles

  • No! Never ever!

    If this was the case the stock market would go down and alcohol companies would lose way to much money and many would go out of business. Also teens and young adults wouldn't have anything to look forward to. This is why I think it should stay 18. ( at least in Canada )

  • Drinking age should be lowered putting America in line with the rest of the World

    America has the highest legal drinking age of any non-Muslim country in the World. I when the drip inking age was raised by the US government 30 years ago, after lowering it in 1974, the stated reason was that it would lower alcohol related fatalities in the United States. There has been no study ever conducted to statistically prove this.

    Further, if a US citizen can vote, sign a contract, be treated as an an adult, and take responsibility for his or her actions in all other matters, then why can he or she not consume alcohol.?

  • No way .

    What is an adult? An adult is someone who has rights and obligations that children do not have. Adults have the ability and the right to make choices. On our 18th birthday, we take on a number of new responsibilities and rights including the obligation to serve on juries, the right to vote, the right to get married, the right to sign contracts, and even the right to serve in our military and die for our country. If we are accused of a crime, the criminal justice system prosecutes us as adults. If we are trusted with all of these important privileges and responsibilities of adulthood, then why shouldn’t we be trusted to drink alcohol? In order to create a society made up of adults who can be trusted, society has to trust them. Underaged drinking is a problem today as people under age 21 drink in unsupervised locations such as fraternity houses or house parties with no supervision resulting in binge drinking and sexual assault. Legal drinking in bars or restaurants leads people to behave in a more acceptable fashion. Raising the drinking age to 25 will not result in less drinking, just more underaged drinking. Habit is hard to break. People who are 23 and have already been regularly drinking for 2 years will definitely not stop drinking even if the law changes to age 25. Our opponents have led you to believe that we should take drinking away from 25 year olds and down because of the amount of drunk driving accidents. However, we have found in our research that most high Blood Alcohol Content drivers tend to be between the ages of 25 through 35 and male. Therefore, raising the drinking age to 25 will not be very effective in terms of lowering the amount of drunk-driving accidents. 21% of drunk driving accidents in the past year are from underaged drinkers. Even if we raise the legal drinking age to 25, people under that age are still going to drink, causing even more underaged drinking and driving accidents. Alcohol is part of our lives. It is part of our religious rituals, it is part of our eating traditions, and it is part of our celebrations. To deny adults age 21 through 25 this right and this pleasure is to deprive them of a basic dignity.

  • A Terrible Idea

    First of all, raising the drinking age to 25 would stop a very small percentage of 21-24 year olds from continuing to drink if they do so already. But more fundamentally, that is a ridiculous and paternalistic suggestion. Adults, meaning those over age 18, should be free to make their own decisions regarding alcohol.

  • It would be detrimental to raise the drinking age to 25.

    The drinking age, if raised to age 25 would cause more problems than it would solve. The first problem would be that of people over the age 25 helping those between age 18 or 21 and 25 obtain alcohol. This would increase so-called criminal activities in the United States. A good example was the years of Prohibition where alcohol became a way for anyone wanting to make a fast dollar to do so through opening secret "speak-easies" and selling illegal alcohol. Every time some commodity is made illegal, whether it be alcohol, drugs or tobacco the backlash is to increase the incidence of illegal activity and to have the price of the illegal commodity elevate to beyond logical proportions. The legal age for drinking should be the legal age when a person can be considered an adult and eligible for military service.

  • Drinking age should not be raised

    Young adults (under 21) are already unsafe with alcohol because of the taboo aspect of it. Once you're allowed to drink, it loses the appeal to be secretive and unsafe about it. If we were to raise the drinking age we would just be making the years of deviance last longer.


Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.