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The Dangers of Underage Drinking

Summary: Argues why the legal drinking age should remain at 21. Examines the dangers of underage drinking. Provides statistical data regarding the number of DUI arrests, other drug use, crime, youth suicides and alcohol consumption by youths in general.
Over the course of the twentieth century, underage drinking has become an increasingly serious problem. In the 70's and 80's the numbers of delinquents, sexual assaults, and deaths due to alcohol-related car accidents began to climb the charts. This was decidedly due to the drinking problems among young adults and adults. By the year 1984, congress decided the problem was serious enough to encourage each state to enact a minimal drinking age of twenty-one. Because of this, an estimated 1,071 lives were saved in 1987 alone. Research also shows that the long-overdue increased drinking age decreased the numbers of DWI arrests, other drug use, crime, youth suicides and alcohol consumption by youths in general. The drinking age should remain twenty-one because it is proven to decrease alcohol consumption by youths which is dangerous to society and to their health.

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