Parents main source of alcohol for children, ignoring health warnings


Parents are the main source of alcohol for high school students, ignoring repeated health warnings about the harmful effects of drinking on children. Forty-three per cent of children aged 12 to 17 were given their last alcoholic drink by a parent compared to 17 per cent who said an adult friend provided their last drink, according to the Australian Secondary School Students’ Alcohol and Other Drug study .

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