Parental provision of alcohol to teenagers is a risk for risky behaviors.
When teens get alcohol from their parents they are more likely to engage in risky drinking practices. This was found in a large study of Australian adolescents ages 13-18. Surprisingly, 15% of teens received alcohol from their parents when they were 13, versus 57% when 18. When compared with teens with no alcohol supply, parental supply increased the risk of binge-drinking, alcohol-related harms and alcohol use disorder more than two times.
PositiveTip: Parents should not supply their teens with alcohol--neither should anyone else.