This "harm-minimization" approach views alcohol as a normal part of growing up and places parents in overseeing the behavior thus helping the teens learn responsible drinking later on. Lowering the age requirement will end most convert and dangerous drinking. Coupled with parental guidance and supervision pre-gaming and alcohol poisoning can be greatly minimized. It is interesting that more states are lowering their drinking age and/or they allow parents to supervise and teach their teens how to socially drink without getting drunk. It is noticeable that this idea shows teens the proper way of drinking without the need of binge drinking. In order for this idea to work, the guidance and supervision by the parents would have to be universal. Biases
Drinking Age – Lower It? 4 As a veteran of this country, like many other, we all feel it is our right to be able to drink just because we put our lives on the line for our country, where so many others or age refuse to do so. As a person who drank at an early age, given alcohol from a parent on special occasions and completion of boot camp at the age of 18, whom now no longer drinks; the statistical data seems more forecasted that factual. My position is not for all 18- thru 20-year-olds, but for those that serve our country. The mental state of these individuals has proven to be higher than their peers. With proper education and supervised controlled access, the underage would change most of their bad drinking habits and drink more socially. The fact that I no longer drink, after years of drinking contradict most of the statements about individuals who drink early, and those that were given alcohol by their parents.
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- Spring '13
- Alcoholic beverage, drinking age, Drinking culture