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Drinking Age

Is It Time To Lower The Drinking Age To 18?

Thrillist | Posted 04.07.2016 | Taste

By: Wil Fulton Credit: Shutterstock In America, eighteen-year-olds can vote, operate a motor vehicle, pay taxes, marry, become a legal guardia...

Rethinking The Drinking Age

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Ann Lewis Hamilton

Why don't we trust our 18-year-olds? When I was growing up, my parents (and many other parents) were realistic about teenagers and drinking. At that time, the drinking age in Virginia was 18 for wine and beer and 21 for hard liquor.

Is There a Legal Drinking Age on Planes?

Map Happy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Drinking ages vary from country to country. Since I fall into the awkward "old enough to vote but too young to drink" group, a trip abroad means new freedoms when it comes to the beverage menu.

Holy $%!& It's Friday!!! Here Are Some Ways To Make It Awesome (Plus A Dancing Kid)

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy

It happened again! The last day before the weekend! We know you're sups excited. As part of a helpful ongoing series, we've compiled this list of ...

Is the National Drinking Age Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sam Tracy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

No study has proven a cause-and-effect relationship between the heightened drinking age and reduced drunk driving deaths, and since similar reductions have occurred in other countries with lower minimum ages, the drop in fatalities is probably more due to things like public awareness and lowering the BAC limit than the drinking age.

Brooklyn Bar Raises Drinking Age To 25

| Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — A Columbia Street bar is hiking the weekend drinking age to 25 after patrons' early morning drunken antics spa...

One Of America's Last Holdouts May Raise Drinking Age To 21

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico may finally buckle under pressure from the federal government to raise its legal drinking age. Puerto Rican Rep. Carlos Vargas of the ...

The World's Best Hole In The Wall

Al DeLuise | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Everyone had a favorite bar growing up, a place you could go to anytime and you'd be sure some of your friends would be there. For me, that place was Pete's. Pete's wasn't just a hole-in-the-wall -- it was where the hole-in-the-wall went when it wanted to get drunk. In other words, it was the greatest bar in the world.

Shelley Emling

Do You Drink More Than Your Kids? | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty

For as long as I can remember, I have reached for a glass of wine when I wanted to relax. No, I’ve never made a habit of three-martini lunches -- an...

Choices and Consequences: College and Beyond

Beverly Low | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Beverly Low

A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their time in college. That's the reality. It's how they drink and how they value drinking that always gets my attention.

In Defense of the Drinking Age

Deni Carise | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Prohibition is not the answer. But neither is lowering the minimum legal drinking age.

Rasmussen: 56% of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization; 58% if it's in Pharmacies

Russ Belville | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Russ Belville

The latest public opinion poll to ask Americans about legalizing marijuana like alcohol and tobacco shows 56% agree with the idea, according to Rasmussen Reports. The support for marijuana legalization rises if it is to be sold only in pharmacies.

High School Gay-Straight Alliance Takes On Mayor

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

French Lessons: Why You Shouldn't Let Teens Drink At Home | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Many European parents, and some American ones, too, have long figured if they let their kids drink alcohol at home, they'd be less likely to go hog wi...

What's Wrong With the Drinking Age

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

As a group, the American people decided we were unable to raise our children with the understanding that wine, beer and cocktails are foods, and so we asked our government to treat them as drugs.

Spending On Alcohol

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

They say to start saving when you're young. After my 21st birthday I took this advice and made a commitment to cut down on spending. Unfortunately, beginning to save and turning 21 seem to mix about as well as Bailey's Irish cream and lime juice.

Throw It Back Or Throw It Up: How Will The Allergy Generation Handle Their Drink?

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Let's call them The Allergy Generation. They are the approximate two million children in the U.S. who are growing up with life-threatening food allergies.

The 21-Year-Old Drinking Age: I Voted for It; It Doesn't Work

Morris E. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris E. Chafetz

It is time to liberate ourselves from the tyranny of "experts," who invoke "science" in order to advance a prohibitionist agenda. Prohibition does not work. It has never worked. It is not working among 18-20 year-olds now.

Ending Drunkenness in America

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Hopefully, teens will never drink. Instead, they can consume tons of corn starch in soft drinks and snack foods.

You Know, Drinking Ain't So Bad for Most

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stanton Peele

At my neighbor's 87th birthday, we practiced harm reduction. None of us got stinking drunk. Furthermore, the birthday boy and I each only had to stagger back out across the hallway-no steps!

Let Them Drink Beer

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a news item today about a group of college presidents who have signed on to an effort to "rethink" the drinking age in America. While not e...