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Downey, Marion [NDARC] . (2017) Giving children alcohol doubles their chances of still drinking a year later, a UNSW study of teens and parents finds. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

URL: https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/news/giving-children...

Children and teens who are given alcohol by their parents are much more likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol by age 15 or 16, but less likely to binge drink, according to a UNSW study which followed nearly 2,000 children and their parents over four years from Year 7 onwards.

Lead author of the study published in the British Journal Psychological Medicine, University of New South Wales Professor Richard Mattick, a Principal NHMRC Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, said the study was prompted by widespread interest in the ‘European model’ of introducing children to alcohol, whereby children are offered sips of alcohol by their parents from a young age, a practise some people believe to be protective of later harmful drinking....................


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:NDARC
Date:January 2017
Publisher:National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Place of Publication:Sydney
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption > Binge / risky drinking
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of child
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Parent-child relations
T Demographic characteristics > Child

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