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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:40 PM

Wash U study: Lower drinking age effects alcohol behavior later in life

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Researchers at Washington University say a new study found lower drinking age restrictions can have an impact on drinking habits later in life.

Researchers found residents who grew up in states which permit drinking before the age of 21 were more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol dependency as adults.

The study also found a minimum drinking age of 21 years old had positive effects, including reducing the numbers of deadly traffic accidents.

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Wash-U-study-Lower-drinking-ages-effects-alcohol-behavior-later-in-life-188077831.html

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Reply Wash U study: Lower drinking age effects alcohol behavior later in life (Original post)
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 OP
seabeyond Jan 2013 #1
tk2kewl Jan 2013 #2
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #4
tk2kewl Jan 2013 #5
ailsagirl Jan 2013 #3
ROBROX Jan 2013 #6

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:42 PM

1. thanks... nt

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:44 PM

2. and if they change it 2 different times during your youth

resulting in your drinking being illegal then legal, then illegal then legal, then illegal then legal again... you are me and seriously fucked up


TIMELINE:

pre-18: illegal
18: legal
**change to 19**
pre-19: illegal
19: legal
**change to 21**
pre-21: illegal
21: legal

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:48 PM

4. Makes it interesting

no doubt.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:58 PM

5. did they make any reference to other countries?

i sort of thought that a responsible parent allowing a teenager an occasional drink at home would foster more responsible drinking, but i don't really know if that is true

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:44 PM

3. Interesting -- thanks for posting

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:16 PM

6. LOWER THE DRINKING AGE AND GET IT OVER WITH NOW

 

This who drink will find a way to get their booze. The people will get their smokes, drugs, etc. when they want to do it.

I say give the poor clowns what they want and get them out of the gene pool as soon as possible.

My parents had me drinking beer at the age of 3. I never wanted to drink like some of my friends whose parents were holy rollers. I was in th navy and I still did not want to drink like crazy. Today I have my two beers per day and do not smoke. Some of us can control ourselves and other people are ADDICTS.

Regulate and tax it. Don't do it when in PUBLIC or ON THE ROAD.

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