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My talk is about lowering the drinking age of alcohol…

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My talk is about lowering the drinking age of alcohol... I think the legal drinking age should be lowered from 18 to about 14 or 15 years of age so that young adults could drink in controlled environments such as restaurants, taverns, pubs and even school. In these situations responsible drinking could be taught through role modelling and educational programs. Mature and sensible drinking behaviour is more likely to be expected. Although the legal age for purchasing alcohol is 18 years of age, a majority of students under this age consume alcohol but in an irresponsible manner. ...read more.

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whenever and enjoy an alcoholic drink with friends and family. Therefore there wouldn't be any need to 'smuggle' alcohol out of off-licences illegally. So society would become more stable and peaceful. This increase in abusive drinking behaviour is due to "underground drinking" outside of adult supervision in student rooms and apartments were same age individuals congregate and because of lack of knowledge of responsible drinking behaviours. Because the current laws are not working, the need for alternative approaches from the experience of other, and more ancient cultures, who do not have these problems need to be tried. ...read more.

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Because the the 18 year old drinking age law is not working, it would be useful if new techniques and laws where tried out. While there has been a decrease in per capita consumption and motor vehicle crashes, unfortunately, during this same time period there has been an INCREASE in other problems related to heavy and irresponsible drinking among age youth. Most of these reported. Significant increase were also found for other variables: "cutting class after drinking" jumped from 9% to almost 12%; "missing class because of hangover" went from 26% to 28%; "getting lower grade because of drinking" rose from 5% to 7%; and "been in a fight after drinking" increased from 12% to 17%. All of these behaviours are indices of irresponsible drinking. ...read more.

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