by Kerry Caher
Many parents are shocked at the idea of their teenage year old son/daughter trying alcohol, but what most don’t know is that they could be part of the reason.
Dealing with the many stresses of high school can cause frustration for teenagers, which in some cases leads them to believe that drinking will help them deal with it. Some feel pressure from their friends drinking, or sometimes are even influenced by celebrities. But it has been proven that those aren’t the only reasons for teens wanting to try alcohol. Recent studies suggest that genetics could play a role in teen drinking as well.
Researchers recently collected the DNA of over 200 teenagers who have had alcohol at least once in their lives. According to http://www.ivillage.com/genetics-could-play-role-teen-drinking/4-a-315186, after examining the DNA samples it was found that alcohol related problems with teens “were strongly associated with drinking to cope” meaning to deal with rough situations going on in their lives.
Children born from alcoholic parents may not show defects at birth, but later on when they become teenagers they could follow in their parent’s footsteps and begin to start heavily drinking. It is stated on http://www.learn-about-alcoholism.com/genetics-and-alcoholism.html that children born from alcoholic parents should stay away from alcohol all together, and get help as soon as possible if they do start to drink.