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Teenage drinking: 'I don't drink because of my mum'

Children who see their parents drunk are twice as likely to regularly get drunk themselves, according to a study of teenagers between 13 and 16.

The study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found poor parental supervision and the behaviour of friends were also likely to increase teenage drinking.

But one teenager from Bury whose mother had problems with alcohol says she does not drink, because of her mother's struggle.

She and her mother spoke to the BBC about their experiences.

  • 17 Jun 2011
  • From the section Health