Some East Coasters are of the opinion that it is good to raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 in order to bring some control over the drinking habit of youngsters.
This proposal will be thrashed out at the substance abuse summit in Durban next week, where they will look at ways to cut the incidence of drug abuse and alcohol from society.
Many East Coasters feel that it is best to raise the legal drinking age to 21, as well as impose a penalty on people who serve alcohol to youth.
Substance abuse is a serious problem to health. It is also known to disrupt families and it is time the government takes up this issue as priority.