Study Shows Adults Often Help Teens Get Alcohol To Drink

June 26, 2008

A new government study looking at teens from 2002 to 2006, has found that many adults, whether it be their parents or others, regularly help they get alcohol to drink...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new government study looking at teens from 2002 to 2006, has found that many adults, whether it be their parents or others, regularly help they get alcohol to drink.

The study was carried by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on teens aged 12 to 20 from 2002 to 2006.

As of right now, nearly 11 million teens are considered to be under-aged drinkers, and it seems that many get the alcohol for free from their parents or other adults.

The survey revealed that 40% of the teens who drink alcohol stated they got the alcohol from a parent or adult for free in the past month.

On top of that, 4% of teens stated that if they wanted alcohol, they just took the alcohol from their own home.

In terms of where they are drinking, 30.3% of underage alcohol users consumed the alcohol at home the last time they drank.

If they weren’t home, over 50% drank alcohol at someone else’s house.

According to the study, 3.5 million teens are dependent on alcohol.


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