DRY JULY The earlier you drink, the more likely the risk of binge drinking risk

More research saying that if you do the trendy thing and introduce your kids to alcohol early on, in a “safe environment”, then they could be even more likely to suffer drinking problems later on.

“Just delaying people drinking by six months or a year is actually a very, very substantial intervention that would have vast beneficial consequences”
Dr Hugh Garavan, University of Vermont, Canada, June 2014.

The article says “A single glass of wine or beer at the age of 14 can help a young teenager along the path to binge drinking, say scientists...they were able to predict who from a large group of 14-year-olds would be binge drinking by the age of 16 with 70% accuracy.”

Full article here: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/alcohol-at-14-binge-drinking-risk-30402424.html

Posted: Thursday 3 July 2014