Study links alcohol use of children with lenient attitudes of parents
In a new study published in the journal Addiction, researchers found that children whose parents have lenient and ‘less restrictive attitudes’ towards their children’s alcohol use were more likely to drink alcohol earlier and get drunk more frequently than their peers. The researchers at Cambridge’s Behavioural Science Group and the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia analysed data that included 16,500 children and 15,000 parents across Europe and the US.
NOTE: A major study published in the Lancet medical journal last year advised ‘There is no safe level of alcohol’. The study from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation included 28 million people across 195 countries.