Persuasive Essay On Binge Drinking

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Binge drinking is one of our society’s greatest faults. The majority of binge drinkers are 18-20 year olds who are exercising their new freedom from their parents. They haven’t been correctly exposed to alcohol and don’t understand how to drink responsibly. Underage and unsupervised drinking has been an epidemic in our country for far too long. Even our president’s daughter has had pictures taken of her drinking underage at a college party. These kinds of irresponsible, binge drinking parties can cause many deaths in underage drinkers. I know the main reason I wanted to try a beer back when I was thirteen was because it was so taboo for me to get drunk. I didn’t just have one beer, either. If I hadn’t run out of beer, I know I wouldn’t have stopped. I could’ve easily gotten alcohol poisoning that night and because there were no adults around, or anyone that could drive, I could’ve been six feet under. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand underage people visit the emergency room a …show more content…
However, in passing this act, they created a whole new way for young adults to injure themselves in binge drinking. Lowering the drinking age and making the penalty worse for getting a DUI would fix both problems of binge drinking and driving under the influence.
If our government would take the penalty for having the legal drinking age under twenty one, then it would be in Pennsylvania’s best interest to lower the drinking age to eighteen. Over eight million teens ages 12-20 have drunk alcohol without supervision from a trusted adult, thus increasing that person’s chance for injury or even death. Allowing 18-20 year olds to drink would make for more responsible drinkers in the present and the future. If a person is allowed to vote, drive, live on their own, and die for their country, why shouldn’t they be allowed to buy