It can be very difficult to tell if your child is drinking alcohol, particularly when they don’t want you to find out. However there are some telltale signs to look out for that may indicate that something is up.
As a parent, it’s important to understand why your child might start drinking alcohol so that you can give them the information and facts they need to make informed decisions and improve their understanding of alcohol. In turn, this will influence their relationship with alcohol in the future. Young Irish people are not drinking any younger or more frequently than their European counterparts, but where they differ is that Irish students rank significantly higher than students from other countries in amount that they drink in one sitting. While there is no definitive list of reasons why young people start to drink, here are just some of the possibilities to consider.
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