Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking

April 22, 2011

Mark Dailey

Table of Contents:

I. Abstract
II. Statement of Problem
III. Analysis and Defense
IV. Conclusion
V. Works Cited


I. Abstract:

Underage drinking is a problem that has been taking place in the US for a long time. When the legal drinking age was at 18, younger kids were drinking and were starting earlier then they do today. Now that the drinking age is 21, the underage drinking isn't starting as young but is still happening. Parent let their children drink when they are around them. High school students today go to parties and drink with their friends. The problem with this is kids start driving in high ...

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school! How have we let it get this far? As a society, are we oblivious? Do we think there is nothing wrong with some underage drinking, or are we just incapable of fixing this problem? There is no excuse to be oblivious anymore. Underage drinking is right in front of our faces. It is killing our children. The good news is that this is a problem that can be fixed. There is no way of completely eliminating underage drinking, but it can be greatly reduced. With efforts from the government and the childrens parents, we can diminish underage drinking a great deal. We need to start educating our children that alcohol is a dangerous drug. We need to start setting better examples for our children. The government needs stricter laws for underage drinkers. The government needs to also enforce these laws more efficiently. The media needs to quit targeting today's youth. Our society needs to undergo a change of mind. Drinking at a young age is happening; it is severe, but it can be ...

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considering that alcohol is illegal for these teens. Can you imagine what would happen if it was legal for these teens to be drinking? There are some teenagers who are smart enough not to drink and drive. But they are not smart enough to see what alcohol can do to their brain and their decisions. There is a reason why we have the law set at age twenty one. A human's brain is not done developing until the age of twenty-one. Drinking before this age can contribute to alcohol-induced brain damage which can hinder a teenager's performance in academics (Alcohol Alert). There is also a risk that teenagers that drink are four times more likely to develop an alcohol dependency sometime in their ...

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Added: 11/16/2012 12:52:28 PM
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