There was a recent study by Public health analyst Christine Jackson based at the research institute RTI International in North Carolina and working with colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a study published in Monday’s issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

-Forty percent of the 1,000 mothers surveyed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee believed that forbidding alcohol would only spike their kids’ desire to have it.

-33 percent of the third graders in our study had already had beer, wine, or other alcohol

-Scientists have learned that the earlier young people begin to drink, the more likely they are to develop dependence.

-“It is possible that an early introduction to alcohol, even when it is limited to sips and even when it is meant to discourage child interest in alcohol, could backfire and lead to more drinking later on,”

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