Young People Follow Their Parents' Drinking Habits

In the research called Young-HUNT 1, 2400 secondary school students were asked how often they had seen their parents drunk four years ago. Then this year, these same young people participated in another study called Young-HUNT 2, in which they were asked about their own drinking and drug habits.

The result of the study showed that more young people who had seen their parents drunk said they got drunk more than ten times compared to youths who had not seen their parents drunk.

The research done by researchers Siri Håvås Haugland, Grete Bratberg and Arve Strandheim at NTNU also revealed the correlation with drunk parents and drug usage among teenagers. The young people who had seen their parents drunk more frequently used drugs more often than those who had not seen their parents drunk. 

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