When teens get alcohol from their parents they are more likely to engage in risky drinking practices. This was found in a large study of Australian adolescents ages 13-18. Surprisingly, 15% of teens received alcohol from their parents when they were 13, versus 57% when 18. Compared with teens with no alcohol supply, parental supply increased the risk of binge-drinking, alcohol-related harms and alcohol use disorder more than two times.
LifeTip: Parents should not supply their teens with alcohol—neither should anyone else. Watch “Overcome Addictions Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for additional recommendations.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com