I've seen arguments positive of it being decreased.. Bur yet I've seen good points for it being increased too. This is a pretty good argument I've heard against it. ''Do the current laws involving the age at which adults can start drinking really make sense? There are many reasons why the government changed the legal drinking age to 21, but has this actually caused a decrease in the amount of alcohol consumed by persons between 18 and 21? Alcohol related crime and traffic accidents have gone down in recent years, but the source of this drop may not simply have to do with raising the drinking age, as the government would like you to believe. There is a theory in psychology called the Reactance Theory, which disagrees with the idea that by making more restrictive laws, drinking will slow down.'' What is your opinion and do you have any good arguments for/against lowering or raising the drink age?