Family Structure May Play Role In Teens’ Involvement With Alcohol

The Fox News (9/30) website reports that whether teenagers “who are allowed to drink alcohol at home go on to have negative involvement with alcohol is dependent on the family structure,” according to the results of a 772-participant study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. The study found that adolescents “from intact families that were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems,” whereas “teens who lived in non-intact family environments, and were allowed to drink at home, had the highest levels of negative alcohol involvement.”

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— “Study finds family structure plays role in adolescents’ future alcohol attitudes,” Fox News, September 30, 2015.

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