Predictors of Teen Drinking

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?