Legal drinking age

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The legal drinking age is the minimum age at which a person can legally consume alcohol beverages.wikipedia
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List of alcoholic drinks

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Some countries also have different age limits for different types of alcohol drinks.
In particular, such laws specify the minimum age at which a person may legally buy or drink them.

Minor (law)

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For example, the drinking age in the United States is usually 21, and younger people are sometimes called minors in the context of alcohol law, even if they are at least 18.

Alcoholic drink

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The legal drinking age is the minimum age at which a person can legally consume alcohol beverages.
In particular, alcohol laws set the legal drinking age, which usually varies between 16 and 25 years, sometimes depending upon the type of drink (e.g., beer vs. hard liquor).

Bar

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If those under legal drinking age are allowed to enter, as is the case with pubs that serve food, they are not allowed to drink.

Youth

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Some of these limits are voting age, age of candidacy, age of consent, age of majority, age of criminal responsibility, drinking age, driving age, etc. After youth reach these limits they are free to vote, have sexual intercourse, buy or consume alcohol beverages or drive cars, etc.

Amethyst Initiative

The Amethyst Initiative is an organization made up of U.S. college presidents and chancellors that in July 2008 launched a movement calling for the reconsideration of U.S. legal drinking age, particularly the minimum age of 21.

Legal drinking age controversy in the United States

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The legal drinking age varies from country to country.

National Youth Rights Association

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NYRA promotes the lessening or removing of various legal restrictions that are imposed on young people but not adults, for example, the drinking age, voting age, and the imposition of youth curfew laws.

Choose Responsibility

The main goal is to lower the minimum legal drinking age by educating the public.

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org ), formerly known as the Century Council, is a Virginia-based American not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 and funded by a group of distillers that aims to fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding alcohol use.

Youth rights

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Youth rights advocates believe those perceptions inform laws throughout society, including voting age, child labor laws, right-to-work laws, curfews, drinking/smoking age, gambling age, age of consent, driving age, youth suffrage, emancipation of minors, minors and abortion, closed adoption, corporal punishment, the age of majority, and military conscription.

Shoulder tap (alcohol)

Such communities use sting operations to deter adult assistance and promote awareness of the legal consequences of helping minors obtain alcohol.

National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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Law

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The legal drinking age is the minimum age at which a person can legally consume alcohol beverages.

Drinking in public

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Most laws apply only to drinking alcohol in public places with alcohol consumption in the home being mostly unregulated (an exception being the UK, which has a minimum legal age of five for supervised consumption in private places).

Long-term impact of alcohol on the brain

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The most commonly known reason for the law behind the legal drinking age is the effect on the brain in adolescents.

Effects of alcohol on memory

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Since the brain is still maturing, alcohol can have a negative effect on the memory and long-term thinking.

Alcoholic liver disease

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Alongside that, it can cause liver failure, and create a hormone imbalance in teens due to the constant changes and maturing of hormones during puberty.

Long-term effects of alcohol consumption

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Alongside that, it can cause liver failure, and create a hormone imbalance in teens due to the constant changes and maturing of hormones during puberty.

Puberty

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Alongside that, it can cause liver failure, and create a hormone imbalance in teens due to the constant changes and maturing of hormones during puberty.

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