Not Lowering Drinking Age
“Approximately 92% of U.S. adults who drink excessively report binge drinking in the past 30 days (Fact Sheets).” The local government should not lower the drinking age to 18 because lowing this effect the frontal lobes development, there would be more ‘binge drinking’, and there would be more alcohol-associated violent behavior. But if the local government were to lower the drinking age, there would be less of a thrill. According Christian Moyer research, “"We know alcohol is toxic to the brain itself. Now we also know it interferes with the [brain's] development," said the policy's lead author Patricia Kokotailo, MD, MPH, a member of the AAP's Committee on Substance Abuse.” Moyer a...