Legalization Of Alcohol to young adults

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Legalization of Alcohol to Young Adults I. Introduction a. Underage Drinking laws cause more harm than they are meant to prevent. b. About 10.4 million Americans between ages 12-20 had at least one drink last month; of these 6.8 million were "binge" drinkers (consuming five or more drinks in a row on a single occasion) including 2.1 million heavy drinkers (consuming five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least five different days) c. It's based on the fact that the vast majority of youths greatly exaggerate in their minds the quantity and frequency of drinking among their peers. Therefore, they tend to drink -- or drink more -- than they would otherwise, in an effort to "fit in." II. Statistics, Facts and History A. Drinking age History a. 1934 Original ABC Act stated that the legal age for purchase, possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage was 21 years of age. b. 1974 Legal Drinking Age (LDA) for beer lowered from 21 to 18. LDA for wine and liquor remained at 21 years old. c. 1981 LDA for beer remains at 18 for on-premises consumption and is
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course PHYS 351 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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