There are many perspectives about alcohol in the USA. The conservatives and the liberal have different perceptions about it.
You can know about some of these from opinions on Collected.Reviews. However, what stands out is if minors can take alcohol when they are with their parents or not.
The legal age that minors, or people generally, can purchase alcohol is 21. This is in accordance with the National Minimum Drinking Age Act passed in 1984. There are alcohol stores online that stick with these regulations too regardless of the excuses a minor gives. However, about 11% of consumed alcoholic drinks are still taken by minors between the ages of 12 to 20.
Some kids and youths drink, and this has led to an increase in crime. Sometimes, it leads to an increase in accident and addiction rate in youths. Even the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) pegs the percentage of drinking youths to 60%. This means that what could be considered alcohol abuse is an ordinary event in the United States.
This is why there is a minimum drinking age pegged at 21. Should a minor drink, it must be with the consent of his/her parent or guardian. Every state in the US has no exception on the permission of alcohol for minors. Every guardian is responsible and must keep minors from alcohol. There are however exceptions:
A minor can drink if the purposes are for religious activities. A minor can also drink if the purposes are for law enforcement activities, medical reasons, educational related activities, and with parental or guardian consent. Although, all these require the consumption of a small quantity of alcohol.
For the purposes of law enforcement operations or government research, taking alcohol is allowed. This is because such a minor could be … Read the rest