careful and safe with consuming any alcoholic drinks. First, yes it is true that eighteen is the age of adulthood in the United States. And some feel like adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption [Pro17]. The interesting thing is although I disagree, we as adults make lifetime decisions all the time so alcohol should be no exception. If I believed this view, I would notice the risk that we as adults take when making decisions could be life threating no matter if it is joining the military or consuming an alcoholic beverage. If 18-year-olds could show more responsibility by thinking and not just react to situations, I might consider these ideas. In spite of my opinion, some think eighteen years old should make their own choices. Second, allowing eighteen to twenty-year-olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments with supervision would decrease unsafe drinking[Pro17]. In a controlled environment with supervision, I could see how helpful this view would reduce dangerous drinking. If I even
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- Summer '19
- Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture, Legal drinking age