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Substance Abuse and Early Drinking Trends

Early exposure to alcohol does not guarantee later sobriety

Early exposure to alcohol does not guarantee later sobriety

Substance Abuse can start from the early beginnings especially when parents unknowingly allow their children to drink under their supervision.  Instead of removing the temptation to drink later, studies show it enhances the temptation.  The European model of younger drinking ages just does not fit with America’s culture.

Meredith Bennett-Smith of the Huffington Post writes on this subject in her article, “Parents (Mistakenly) Believe Lettings Kids Drink Alcholol Early Discourages Later Use, Study Says” about the growing problem of early age drinking that is connected with parents who drink with their children.

A surprising number of parents believe that early exposure to alcohol will discourage children from drinking in adolescence and help prevent alcohol abuse later on, according to a new study from the RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The study, which was published this week in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, looked at data collected from 1,050 mothers and their third-grade children, according to Science Daily.

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This alarming trend is another thing Substance Abuse Counselors must deal with when counseling parents and teens about the addictive nature of drinkng.

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