Parents main source of alcohol for children, ignoring health warnings

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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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