Alcohol becomes a habit for adolescents

REGULAR exposure and experimentation with alcohol under the age of 17 will not promote responsible drinking later in life, according to research.

In fact, adolescents who drink weekly are two to three times more likely to struggle with alcoholism later on, according to research published in international journal Addiction.

The study of 9000 Australian and New Zealanders led by UNSW researchers found a causal relationship between teen drinking and adult alcohol issues.

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