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Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. That's the finding of a new review published in a special supplemental issue to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Prior to the 1984 passage of a uniform drinking-age limit of 21 years in the U.S., many states permitted the legal purchase of alcohol at age 18.
Although presidents at some U.S. colleges have argued that lowering the minimum legal drinking age could help curb binge drinking on campuses, a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests such a measure would be ineffective.
A new study found that a lowered minimum drinking age could be linked to a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies and premature births.
Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people.
By MARC KOVAC By MARC KOVAC Dix Capital Bureau COLUMBUS -- Keeping the legal drinking age at 21 will help to reduce alcohol-related injuries and deaths and the number of young people who drink, according to a study released by a substance abuse prevention group.
If you are a parent planning to send your child to a Florida college or university, you should know that two of those approximately 80 colleges, universities and trade schools appear to believe that even their freshmen ... those 18 years of age, only one short summer vacation beyond high school ...
By Robert Nash Parker Los Angeles Times A well-intentioned but misguided group of college and university presidents has been in the news recently for suggesting that we revisit the drinking age and asserting that 21 "is not working." Called the Amethyst Initiative, their proposal would have received a failing grade in my sociology classroom for its faulty logic and how unmindful it is of the history of alcohol policy in the United States.
By Jay Evensen Deseret News Imagine if the president of a Utah college signed a petition asking lawmakers to lower the legal age for buying cigarettes. And imagine they did so because they wanted to reduce teenage smoking.
College campuses are not boarding schools with curfews, gender segregation and hall monitors. They are designed to be inhabited by adults. Every societal measure - save one - treats college students as adults. At age 18, young people can get married.
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