Yet we have learned a lot since that time. Although you may be able to teach a person how to have manners when they drink, or you can teach them the difference between abuse and normal use--and that will work somewhat after they get past their bulletproof adolescence. But we should always remember that we can't teach them out of a disease. If they have it, they have it. Here is what Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has to say on the topic:
Parents Teaching Teens “Responsible Drinking” is a Myth: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: "Parents who provide their teens with alcohol and a place to consume it may think they are teaching their children “responsible drinking.” A new review of studies concludes this view is misguided. Researchers found parental provision of alcohol is associated with increased teen alcohol use."
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