Navigation Links
If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: Study
Date:12/6/2011

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose parents drink and drive are much more likely to do so themselves, a new U.S. government study finds.

The research, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), suggests that parents' behavior behind the wheel has a very strong influence on teenagers.

The study was based on national survey data of roughly 67,500 people aged 12 and older. The SAMHSA researchers found that more than 18 percent of 16- and 17-year olds living with a mother who drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol had also driven under the influence. In contrast, only about 11 percent of teens living with a mother who didn't drive after drinking engaged in this risky behavior.

Fathers may even wield a greater influence. The study, published online Dec. 6, found that 21.4 percent of teens living with fathers who drove under the influence also drove after drinking or doing drugs, compared to just 8.4 percent of teens whose fathers didn't drink and drive.

"Parents play a key role in preventing drunk and drugged driving, beginning with setting a good example," SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde said in an agency news release. "Parents who drink, or drug, and drive not only put their lives and the lives of others at immediate risk, but increase the likelihood that their children will follow down this destructive path."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on teen drivers.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, news release, Dec. 6, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Acceptance is protection: How can parents support gender nonconforming and transgender children?
2. Most Doctors Dont Tell Parents Kids Are Overweight
3. Why do some Mexican parents discourage teens physical activity?
4. Parents views sought on childhood obesity risk
5. Stepchildren May Step Up to Help Elderly Stepparents
6. Conflicting views of a childs behavior problems from parents, teachers, and the child may be helpful to clinician
7. Many Parents Skipping Kids Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk
8. More Than 1 in 4 U.S. Kids Witness Violence Between Parents: Study
9. Parents, Doctors Often Differ on Chemo for Incurable Kids
10. Parents who go online for pediatric health information are open to doctors website recommendations
11. Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids Sports
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: Study
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Gensuite ... Brilliance Awards under the Best New Product Launch category. Gensuite’s entry on their ... experience. , BOC Global Events & Training Group is a professional event and ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “The Road To Restoration”: an ... not a one hour a week showing of hands. “The Road To Restoration” is ... “Perhaps you are familiar with the brass ring that you could reach out for, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Fred Rides a ... Christmas Day that follows. , “Fred Rides a Train” is the creation of ... short stories since her teen years in Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series is ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Dr. Greg Leyer, the Chief Scientific Officer ... DC workshop on November 2nd. The conference was an opportunity for both probiotic ... regulations. , Dr. Leyer spoke about two main topics at the IPA ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... People with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive ... type of MRI, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. ... characterized by tremors or trembling and stiffness in the limbs, impaired balance and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 Diabetes & ... The diabetes and obesity disease cluster is currently dominated ... and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the majority ... quality of products, is attributable to these indications. While ... large market presence, there are a large number of ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... 6, 2016 Human Vaccines Market: Scope ... wise and country wise analysis of the human ... of human vaccines products, raw material suppliers, vaccine ... the market. The report provides qualitative and ... Qualitative analysis comprises market dynamics, trends, product overview, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- BTL Aesthetics today announced the release of a ... device was effectively redesigned for more efficient, predictable ... The result: Significantly better outcomes in abdominal fat ... versus BTL Vanquish. "We are committed ... with the most highly-advanced devices on the market," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: