Category - Teen
Teen agers should be allowed to drink teenagers drink already before theyre 21, might as well just change the law so that they could legally drink at 18 like many countries around the world. 21 is an exaggeration, at 18 people are considered adults so just let them make decisions on drinking as well as their careers and finances. mirroring the same age limits would only result in more alcohol consumption and alcohol addiction among teens. Besides, thanks to the existing laws, teenagers under 21 do not drink or drink less, and those who do not drink until they are 21 are more likely to drink less as adults. however, it can be easily misused and have some serious legal consequences. It is important that you are aware of the different laws on what age and who can buy alcohol, and where you are allowed to drink. Remember, if you are drinking it is important to be safe, and not to drink under pressure if you are feeling uncomfortable. states like texas allow minors to drink in places that are licensed to sell alcohol, like a restaurant or bar, if their parent is present and permits it. Laws involving minors and drinking differ between possession, consumption and internal possession. by allowing your teen to drink on certain occasions it does de-mystify drinking and makes it less of a forbidden fruit, he says. Explain the risks of teen drinking, and appeal to your teens self-respect. Explain that your teen might be more vulnerable to unhealthy alcohol use. Brainstorm with your teen about how to respond to offers of alcohol. in the vast majority of states that permit it, parents can serve their young people alcoholic. underage drinking introduction underage drinking has long been, and continues to be, a serious public health concern. Teen alcohol use kills more than 4700 people each year and high school students who use alcohol or other drugs are five times more likely to drop out of school (madd, 2014) than kids who do not.