Alcohol use generally starts at mid to late teenage years causing several issues relating to motor vehicle accidents, binge drinking and even fatalities. 21 is the minimum national drinking age which has become a policy in the United States in order to have some control within alcohol consumption. There has been much debate over the past several years on whether or not the legal drinking age should be lowered to age 18. Even though many adolescence and college students agree with lowering the drinking age there is plenty of evidence which supports the legal age of alcohol consumption remaining at 21 years old. A concerning statistic states that alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of death here in the US. Alcohol kills about 75,000 youth and young adults due to accidental injuries each year. Not only does alcohol increase the likelihood of a young death, but also to several other factors including sexual assault, unintended pregnancy, STI’s, violence, crime, mental health issues, overdose and other substance abuse. It is true that underage drinkers tend to drink on less occasions, however these occasions consist of heavy binge drinking which ultimately is the cause of these serious matters.