The most powerful predictors of teen drinking onset are high peer alcohol use (odds ratio, 2.9) followed by high movie alcohol exposure (2.1). Movie exposure also increased the odds of a transition to binge drinking. These findings came after researchers controlled for demographic variables. They lend support to the age-old concept that we become what we observe (2 Corinthians 3:18).
PositiveTip: What safe-guards protect your teens from the pernicious influence of alcohol use?