MOTHERS 35 PLUS - forums for older mothers and would-be older mothers

Go Back   MOTHERS 35 PLUS - forums for older mothers and would-be older mothers > General Health > Child health / upbringing

Child health / upbringing Children's health and topics related to their upbringing

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 17-04-2012, 11:42 AM
admin's Avatar
admin admin is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Poole, Dorset
Posts: 1,321
admin has disabled reputation
Talk Talking to your teenager about alcohol... (sponsored link)

There are all sorts of myths 'out there' about young people and drinking - but the facts are often very different from the fiction:-
The statistics

A report by Fuller, published in 2008 by the National Centre for Social Research, National Foundation for Educational Research, found that by the time most young people reach 15, more than eight out of 10 have already tried alcohol. Despite this, the number of teenagers who partake in underage drinking has actually declined in recent years. However, those who do drink are consuming more alcohol, more often.


In England, the proportion of young people aged 11-15 who reported having drunk alcohol decreased from six out of 10 to five out of 10, between 1988 and 2007. However, the amount they reported drinking increased from just over six units per week in 1994 to close to 13 units per week in 2007.


The largest increase was seen in 14 year olds, whose reported alcohol consumption rose from around six to just under 10 units per week.

Read more & watch 'Drinkaware' video

.
__________________
Lindsey
M35+ Admin

A mother holds her children’s hands for a while, their hearts forever.
Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks

Tags
drinkaware , teenagers & alcohol , underage drinking

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Mothers 35 Plus 1998 - 2013