New Study on Teen Drinking: “Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home”

Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report

“Some 709,000 youngsters aged 12 to 14 in the United States are drinking beer, liquor and other alcoholic beverages, a new federal study found.  And the surprise is that many of these underage drinkers aren’t just getting a friend to buy a six pack for them or smuggling alcohol out of the family liquor cabinet. Some are getting the alcohol directly from a parent, guardian or another adult relative.

In the past month alone, more than 200,000 kids were given alcohol by a parent or other adult family member, according to a report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).” Click here to read the full article on this SAMHSA study from Health Day News.

 

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The following video contains a health report from Good Morning America:

http://abcnews.go.com/assets/player/walt2.6/flash/SFP_Walt_2_65.swf

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