Research has shown that parents, who wean their young teens onto drinking at early ages, are three times more likely to drink compared to those who do not. It seems quite obvious if we think about it, but the legend widely believed is that teaching children to drink responsibly at young ages by giving them alcohol stops the abuse of the substance.
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre followed up to 2,000 families over 4 years, producing these results which have shocked chief researchers. Professor Richard Mattick, the study’s chief investigator, stated that the adolescent drinking problem links clearly with later harms including injury, sexually transmitted infections and alcohol dependence, with researchers from the US reporting changes in functions of the brain.
With about one in six children receiving alcohol from their parents at a young age (between 12 and 13), is the new generation soon to have a problem on its hands?
We’re not one-hundred percent sure, and we wouldn’t go about supplying children with alcohol given that it is both against the law and proven to be ineffective, but here at Barca, we have a lovely supply of sophisticated alcohol for all you adults!
We encourage everyone to drink responsibly regardless of their age, but to have fun when coming down to Barca, the best spot for function rooms in Manchester, with a beautiful menu and amazing rooms, we offer only the best room hire in Manchester and hope we’ll be seeing you all soon down here at Barca! Contact us to book an event, you won’t forget it!