An Australian study has revealed that having an occasional drink with your parents even before you’re of the legal drinking age, will mean you’re less likely to become a binge drinker later on.
Researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales, studied the European model of drinking earlier in life but in moderation and followed 2000 Aussie teens and their parents for 4 years as part of their study.
They found that teens who were given alcohol by their parents were more likely to consume full drinks a year later but drank less on any drinking occasion. They were also far less likely to binge drink.
Those kids given alcohol by their peers are more likely to binge drink.
Whether or not parents decide to give their kids alcohol, as alcohol servers who have a responsibility to ensure WE never do. We must ensure that we ask for an ID everytime we suspect a person to be underage.
Read more about the study at: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/european-model-drinking/8170538