Study Shows 1 In 6 Parents Allowed Teens To Drink During Pandemic


By Samantha Johns

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — 1 in 6 parents allowed their teens to drink during quarantine. That’s according to a study conducted by the University of Notre Dame and Researcher Sarah Mustillo says while it’s not a huge number it is a significant one.

“We were particularly concerned because these adolescents were younger and so the younger you start letting your child drink the riskier it is,” said Mustillo.

The study — which started before COVID hit — surveyed families consisting of two siblings ranging from 13 to 15 years old. While initially no parents were sharing alcohol pre- pandemic, Brandon Zabukovic from Primary Care Partners, says the shift to exposure at such a…click here to continue reading