I believe Lianne H. makes a great point about the drinking law. Alcohol is the most abused drug in the nation, and it also ruins the most families. The age for drinking is 21, and I think it should at least be raised to 23. When a person is 21, their brain is still growing, and that is how alcoholism develops. If they are out drinking all night, they won’t be focused on their studies. Twenty-one is a critical age in a person’s life – they don’t need another obstacle.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.