Is Teen Drinking Okay If Supervised?

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Original Source: outlookindia.com

Washington D.C. [USA], July 21 : Parents, you may want to not introduce your teenagers to alcohol as a recent study has found that rather than encouraging better drinking habits in adulthood, it could be doing more harm.

The University of Adelaide team surveyed 2,800 students aged from 12 to 17 to provide a comprehensive snapshot of their drinking habits and influences.

“Harmful alcohol use is a serious problem in Australia, and drinking patterns are often first set in adolescence,” said lead author Jacqueline Bowden. “With alcohol contributing to four of the top five causes of death in young people, and a leading cause of cancer in our community, it’s important for us to better understand drinking behaviour among young people so we can help to prevent or delay it.”

“One of the major messages from our study is that parents have more influence on their teenagers’ decisions regarding alcohol than they probably realise. And attitudes towards alcohol really do make…click here to continue reading

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