Young middle-class children more likely to try alcohol16th April 2012
Researchers have said that middle class children have the highest likelihood of having tried alcohol compared with other social groups.
Over a third of children in "professional households" had consumed a full glass of an alcoholic drink before the age of 12. Chris Sorek, the chief executive of the charity Drinkaware, who carried out the research, said: "These children who are drinking at the age of 12 are not walking into a pub to buy a pint, and they are not getting alcohol from off-licenses. In the main, they are drinking at home, because their parents think teenage drinking is inevitable, and think that this might be the way to introduce it sensitively."
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Title: Young middle-class children more likely to try alcohol
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 21650
Date Added: 16th Apr 2012