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The Drinking age of 18 1 The Drink Age of 18 Christopher A. Bayles Essentials of College Writing COMM/215 Christine Brazankas
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The Drinking age of 18 2 As young adults turn 18, teen-agers are given the word that they are adults and are sent into the world to live as such, but are they really adults. They join the military, go to college, get a job, go to jail, in some cases even get married and have kids. They do grown-up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents, but still cannot go to a bar for a beer because when it comes to liquor, they are still considered adolescent. Is the 21- and-older drinking law really fair or should it be changed? Why is 21 the pinnacle age that makes an individual intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? Research shows that the brain continues to develop throughout adolescence and well into young adulthood. (White, Labouvie, & and Papadaratsakis, 2005). So with that being the case why is that the age of 21 considered mature enough to consume alcohol and not 18. Many adults abuse alcohol on a daily basis. There are approximately 1.5 billion episodes of binge drinking among persons aged 18 years or
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