‘Tough Love’ Keeps Teens from Binge Drinking
The headlines state that one in ten teens are binge drinkers and graphic photos of them vomiting in the street paint an unflattering picture of a sub-culture out of control.
But, 90 per cent do not drink to excess and it may be ‘tough love’ by parents keeping the teens on track.
A leading Australian drug and alcohol expert, Paul Dillon, says society needs to upend its thinking on youth drinking and congratulate those who don’t instead of censuring those who do it to excess.
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