When you say 18 is an adult you make me mad, Its YOUNG ADULT NOT ADULT ITS YOUNG ADULT THE STARTING AGE FOR THE ADULT JUST LIKE NEWBES HERE AT A.O. YOU HAVE TO HAVE BEEN HEAR FOR A SERTEN AMOUT OF TIME TO DO ALOT OF THINGS. The problem is heath class is not a mandator freshman in high school, if that were to change then this presher to drink by your pears is less likely. And once again all who want the drinking age lowered are underage kid who just want to get drunk easer. INMATURE KIDS!!!