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April 09, 2018
Teens have an 86 percent chance of already drinking alcohol before their twenty first birthday. Some will abstain while others will sneak it out of their house or their friend’s house, steal it from the store, get an older friend or sibling to purchase it for them, or even have it given to them ironically from someone that is instrumental in protecting them – their parents.
This topic has been brought to the forefront in recent months from a study that suggests that parents that serve their adolescent kids alcohol are asking for trouble. The study looked at parents who gave their underage children the occasional sip and ones that gave them full glasses of beer or wine. 1,927 Australian teenagers from the ages of 12-18 were supervened for six years to see the results of what happened if they received alcohol from their parents or what happened if they did not.
Although parents may have the intention of teaching their teenagers to be responsible drinkers they may be doing more harm than good. The findings with the study were astonishing because although giving full glasses of spirits is probably worse than allowing sips, there was no difference in the later consequences.
Nearly 200,000 teenagers pay a visit to emergency rooms around the country each year due to mishaps with alcohol. While education about alcohol abuse should start at home, that does not mean that the consumption also must.
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