Date PostedApril 22, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Give your Teenagers Alcohol


A recent study published in The Lancet revealed that parents who give their underage children alcohol may actually be doing more harm than good.

While parents who give their teenagers alcohol do so in an attempt to stop them drinking dangerously and behind their backs, a study of 1927 teenagers conducted over 6 years shows that this isn’t an effective strategy for protecting teenagers from the risks of alcohol abuse.

In fact teenagers who were given alcohol by their parents were twice as likely to find alcohol from other sources the following year.

Teenagers who received alcohol from their parents were more likely to have symptoms of alcohol use disorder than those who received no alcohol from other sources.

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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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