By Logan Pitzer
The average drinking age of teenagers in America is 11 years old for boys, or 13 years old for girls. Most teens that have drank end up becoming alcoholic later on in life. Underage drinking results in 11% of alcohol consumption in the United States. By the 8th grade, more than 25% of teens have consumed alcohol. Almost 75% of teens have consumed alcohol, and 26% have had a recent episode of heavy drinking.
I personally think that if a teen wants to drink then they should. Just as long as they don't become addicted or do anything that could really mess their lives up. The way I see it is that its their life, and if they want to mess it up then they can. As long as it doesn't involve me then I really don't care.