Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

This confirms that parents do in fact make a difference in teen’s lives, one way or the other. Hope it provides useful info….

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Making it clear to your teen that underage drinking is unacceptable is a highly effective way to reduce the risk that he or she will use alcohol, a new survey shows.

The online poll included 663 U.S. high school students who were asked if their parents approved of underage drinking.

Only 8 percent of the teens who said their parents thought underage drinking was unacceptable were active drinkers. This compared with 42 percent among those whose parents believed underage drinking was somewhat unacceptable, somewhat acceptable or completely acceptable.

The results show that teens whose parents tell them that underage drinking is completely unacceptable are more than 80 percent less likely to drink than teens whose parents give them other messages about underage drinking, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

The group released the survey Tuesday as part of Alcohol Awareness Month and…

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