are so many things to worry about when raising a teenager.
I'd like to just grant permission to use alcohol. I drink
and don't have a problem. My child will almost certainly drink
eventually anyway. What about it?
child may drink eventually, but for every year you support
delaying that first drink, your child has a better chance
of not developing alcohol problems.
The National Institute
on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has research showing that
children who begin drinking at age 13 have a 47% greater chance
of becoming alcoholics or problem drinkers in later life.
For each year the onset of drinking is delayed, the likelihood
of developing alcoholism is reduced by 14%. Pretty convincing!
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