Like to drink a lot? Then chances are your kids do too12/5/2012
Imitation is said to be the greatest form of flattery, but maybe not for parents who drink in excess. A new study reveals that parents' alcohol consumption habits have a big influence on how their children drink. Researchers in the U.K. with Drinkaware, an alcohol awareness organization, found that 19 percent of kids 10 to 17 with parents who drink in excess of recommended guidelines had been drunk before, compared with only 11 percent of kids whose parents drank less or didn't touch alcohol at all. The study also found that 21 percent of kids with parents who were heavy drinkers drank at least once a month compared with 12 percent of kids with parents who drank in moderation. [Source]
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