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Parents initiating teens to drinking a bad idea: study

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Ha, right and other teenagers, strangers, and institutions are better than family?

Nonsense.

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Alcohol causes cancer.

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thepersoniamnowToday  07:23 am JST

Ha, right and other teenagers, strangers, and institutions are better than family?

Nonsense.

Disputing a story about a scientific study because of flaws in its methodology, improper generalizations contained within, or inaccurate reporting by the media about the study, is right and prudent.

Disputing a scientific study because you don't like the result, isn't.

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I think the home environment and the attitude of the parents will also have a big influence. If the parents are heavy drinkers the children may also pick up the same habits.

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I'm not sure this study is very useful... it raises a lot of questions and doesn't offer too many concrete answers. I would especially like to see the numbers for after the children turned 18 and were able to buy their own alcohol, especially when entering university/the work force. I've seen so many times children that were very sheltered growing up go on a serious "wild" streaks when they become independent.

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Striker10Today  11:05 am JST

I'm not sure this study is very useful... it raises a lot of questions and doesn't offer too many concrete answers. 

Any research that advances human knowledge by even one fact is pretty useful. Science is a collaborative practice, and every piece of research lays the groundwork for someone else to do more.

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Our parents let us have a small amount of alcohol with Sunday dinner well before we were teens. As young adults we did the typical binge drinking, but we didn't turn out as alcoholics. This study does not seem to track how the young people behaved after they became adults, which is the most important statistic.

IMO, genetics plays a big factor in whether people go on to become problem drinkers as adults. Another factor is situational. A lot of people I met who were in combat situations ended up with alcohol problems. They self medicated with alcohol during times of stress, which were pretty constant.

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These studies are interesting and hopefully useful. I’m from the UK, a country notorious for binge drinking which causes health problems, deaths and puts strain on the NHS. Friday and Saturday nights in the casualty departments is like a hospital in a war zone.

Anything which can help shed light on this problem should be welcomed.

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People have all different ideas as to what is considered binge drinking.

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People have all different ideas as to what is considered binge drinking.

True, but I’d guess people taken to hospital with a life-threatening amount of alcohol in the bloodstream have probably been binge-drinking by all standards.

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Very flawed research.

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Luddite - where are the flaws?

I haven't read the Lancet report or been privy to the details of the Uni of NSW research.

I'll need to read more than a news snippet before adjudging.

And from my own anecdotal experiences - kids of frequently alcohol drinking parents seem to drink alcohol or more alcohol than kids whose parents were essentially abstainers. That's the case amongst many of my close friends

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Katsu78

You seem to be easily swayed by a “study”.

Maybe your types are the prime target for these types of articles.

Another study, done by humans, billions of us for generations know that, yes, family and guidance and love is better than a study or peer pressure.

To each his own though.

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