Claire Turner
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Parents 'can influence childrens' drinking behaviour'

Children who see their parents drunk are twice as likely to regularly get drunk themselves, according to a study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Poor parental supervision also raises the likelihood of teenage drinking, the report showed.

Claire Turner of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation told BBC Breakfast that "parents could have a really strong and positive influence on their childrens' drinking behaviour".

  • 17 Jun 2011
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