In the United States, the drinking age is currently set at 21 for all types of alcoholic beverages. Contrast this with other countries in the world, where the drinking age for things like beer and wine is set as low as 16!
With this in mind, should the U.S. adopt a policy that allows people to drink at an earlier age? Or should we maintain the 21 years-of-age requirement? Or maybe we should raise it even higher?
Join Dr. Hebert in the Johnson Center Library (Bibb Graves Hall 133) for what it sure to be a fun discussion!
Links for reading:
Lower the Drinking Age:
- THE DRINKING AGE SHOULD BE LOWERED, FAST
- Why the drinking age should be lowered: An opinion based upon research
- Viewpoint: Why America should lower the legal drinking age
Raise the Drinking Age:
- Study: The Debate Is Over - Higher Drinking Age Saves Lives
- Australian Medical Association president calls for legal drinking age to be lifted to 25
- Raising the drinking age: a good idea whose time may never come