What Problems Occur When Drinking Starts Early

Drinking is an indelible part of American social life, and parents often give their children the first taste in the hopes that they will teach responsible drinking.  While alcohol use does prove safer in the home, that first sip may turn into a weekend of drinking with friends and soon those enticing spirits may be calling upon your child several times a week.  Research shows that early drinking puts kids at greater risk for alcohol abuse later in life. The Facts About Drinking A recent study of more than 1,900 children ages twelve and thirteen revealed that thirty-six percent had…

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