The Amethyst proposal is one written by 100 college presidents opening up the discussion about lowering the drinking age to 18. The research in the field is very clear. An overwhelming number of research studies focus on the inability of the adolescent body to handle alcohol. In addition, the young person who consumes any alcohol is unable to make clear decisions. The combination of neuro-biological inability to process the drug and emotional immaturity will surely be a contributing factor to accidents and even death.