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Should Parents Let Kids Drink at Home? New Data Show Many Do

(2/28/2011)By Maia Szalavitz
TIME Healthland Blog
February 21, 2011

Among American teens aged 12 to 14 who report drinking alcohol, nearly 30% were given the booze by their parents or other adult relatives, according to new statistics released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The study found that 709,000 American 12-to-14-year-olds have had at least one alcoholic drink in the last month — almost 6% of the population that age. The statistics were taken from the National Household Surveys on Drug Use and Health, conducted from 2006 to 2009, and involve responses from 44,000 young teens.

Read the TIME Healthland Blog item: http://healthland.time.com/2011/02/21/should-parents-let-kids-drink-at-home-new-data-show-many-do/


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