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Foster, Jon and Bryant, Lucy and Brown, Katherine . (2017) “Like sugar for adults” - the effect of non-dependent parental drinking on children & families. London: Institute of Alcohol Studies, Alcohol and Families Alliance, and Alcohol Focus Scotland. 82 p.


This study set out to explore the effect of non-dependent parental drinking on children,

making a direct link between parental drinking habits and the attitudes, behaviours and

impacts reported by their children.

 

This mixed methods study analysed data generated from a public inquiry, four focus groups, and an online survey representative of the UK population. The survey included linked answers from 997 parents, and their children. These methods were employed to explore the gap identified in the literature, and examine the effect of lower end parental drinking on children. Dependent drinkers were excluded from the survey.

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