Parental Supply of Alcohol May Have Unintended Negative Consequences

New research suggests that parents offering even limited amounts of alcohol may increase the likelihood of binge drinking and other alcohol-related issues. The Guardian writes: 

"The study found that compared with secondary-school aged children who had no access to alcohol, those who were given some by their parents more often admitted to later binge drinking, had symptoms of alcohol-use disorder and experienced alcohol-related harms – such as difficulty recalling events or getting into trouble.
The authors conclude there is no evidence that parental supply of alcohol protects children from such experiences."

Read the full piece from The Guardian here. 

Zoe Collins