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Early Years And Introductions To Alchol


Monday, October 13th, 2008 Early Years And Introductions To Alchol

BBC News report (29 09 08) suggests that parents who introduce alcohol in the early years to promote sensible drinking are in fact making it riskier for children to becoming heavy drinkers. A teenager’s fast-developing brain becomes programmed to link alcohol with pleasure, experts believe.

Furthermore in a recent poll of 11 to 15-year-olds in England in 2007 by the NHS Information Centre found around 640,000 were likely to have drunk alcohol in the past seven days. Of hospital admissions in 2006/7 specifically due to an alcohol-related diagnosis, almost one in 10 were in under 18 year olds.

Notwithstanding, the NIAAA study matched information on the teenage drinking habits of more than 22,000 Americans with the development of alcohol-related problems.

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