Friday, 11 May, 2007 Health & Fitness

Alcohol Consumption at Home Can Prevent Binge Drinking


Parents may prevent their teenage children to buy boose by consuming alcohol with them at home. This statement was made after a survey of 10,000 teenagers. The survey, which took place in UK, backs the continental style of early introduction of limited amount of alcoholic drinks to the teenagers.

Thus, according to the study made by academics together with trading standard officers, parents who don't want their children to drink boose behind their back, need to limit the weekly amount of pocket money to less than 10 pounds. Scientists state that teenagers who buy alcohol behind their parent's back are 6 times as likely to consume it in public places, 3 times as likely to become regular drinkers and twice as likely to turn into binge drinkers.

The report on the study wants the government to take steps towards preventing the marketing of alcoholic drinks to teenagers. It also asks to crack down those shops that sell boose to underaged teenagers. Statistics show that 40 percent of 15 and 16 year old teens, who consume alcohol, bought their own drink.

The study analyzed the situation in 130 schools in the north-western part of England. There were more than ten thousand questioners gathered from 15 and 16 year old pupils. The final results show that girls who live in the socially deprived areas and get the most pocket money each week were more likely to consume alcohol irresponsibly. They drank 5 units at a time, with a frequency of more than two times a week and in public places.

About 90 percent of pupils consumed alcohol at least once in 6 months and 40 percent among them binged regularly. 25 % pupils drank frequently and half of the participants at the survey drank in public. Those pupils who did all three mentioned above bought alcohol whether by themselves or through their friends. However, those who drank together with their parents and at the same time received less than 10 pounds of weekly pocket money behaved better.

Another research on the issue have shown that the biggest problems linked with teenage drinking occur when the consume of alcohol takes place in public. This issues, however, does not occur very frequently in such countries as France and Italy, because youngsters typically drink with their parents during mealtimes.

"The drinks industry has a major role to play in cutting down alcohol purchasing by underaged drinkers," outlined a spokesman for Alcohol Concern.

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//6 Sep 20, 2008 12:47 AM | posted by: summer_rain [InfoMANIAC]
The prohibited apple is the sweetest one after all...
56 votes

//5 Jun 14, 2008 08:32 PM | posted by: rohit manoj arey [InfoSLAVE] is write and at a time we need to guide the teenagers about the ill of consumption of alcohols...and strict rules sholud be imperted in all over the world in regard of selling this alcohol to teenagers........
53 votes

//4 Aug 21, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
My God, people! Can't you just lead a normal discussion here? Is it really necessary all the swearing, abuse and offending? You could just say that you agree or disagree and say your reasons, but no, you just need to swear... damn, now I really want to offend everyone... I'd better go.
And yes, the information given in the article might be a bit inaccurate, in my opinion.
45 votes

//3 Aug 21, 2007 10:38 AM | posted by: another guy
you may think that it is the shops who are leting the teens get drunk well its only the parents who are.if they want action then they shouldent just whine they should just take ACTION.also if they get pissed thats there fault i mean its not your life.
60 votes

//2 Aug 20, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: omg your so right
you are wrong ,dont let my name well so called name lead you to thinking people beleive this crap.first of all you only researched people who actually consumed the drink not people who have not in the past year or even life. plus i agree with stacy because you cant type for shit....
43 votes

//1 May 23, 2007 11:16 PM | posted by: stacy
if kids knew what was good for them, they wouldn't need adults at all would they. If the author had done thier research, they would have found a hundred more studies contradicitng the one this article was based on. by the way, booze is spelled with a z and your poor wood choice and incessant typos do not lend to your credibility.

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