Date PostedAugust 5, 2018

Beware of Regular Teen Drinking


Although there are some parents who think it’s okay to give their teenage children the occasional drink of alcohol, new research shows that this could be problematic down the line, possibly leading to alcohol abuse problems in adulthood.

The study involved more than 9000 young people, revealing that in those under 17 years of age drinking alcohol each week, there was a 2 to threefold increase in the odds of binge drinking, drink driving and alcohol dependence later in life.

Parents should consider whether they are doing more harm than good by giving their teenage children alcohol in the hope that it will stop them from drinking behind their parents’ backs.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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