Teens, Wealth and Alcohol Use

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
Drinking alcohol is more common among teens from wealthier families, a recent UK study revealed.
 Teens, Wealth and Alcohol Use
Teens, Wealth and Alcohol Use

The reason could possibly be that, the ones from affluent families have access to alcohol much more than their not-so-affluent peers. They may also consume alcohol without their parents' knowledge.

The level of mothers' education seemed to have a positive influence on alcohol use among teenagers, the study found. Teens whose mothers are well educated, refrained from taking to alcohol at an early age, as well-informed mothers will keep their children informed about the health risks of alcohol.

It is good if parents keep a watch over their children's habits and even better if they keep the access points to alcohol out of reach.

Source: Medindia

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