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09 January 2014

Teen drinkers have more friends

Research suggests that teens who drink are often the ones who are popular.

Middle and high school students who drink alcohol are often the same ones winning the popularity contests, new research suggests.

Teens who reported occasional drinking and getting drunk tended to have higher "social connectedness" than their abstaining peers. That was especially true for white students.

Motivation behind adolescent drinking

Parents' attitudes

Greater social involvement

Alcoholic parents = alcoholic children

 
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