Thursday, September 22, 2011

2011 Family Dinners Report Finds: Teens Who Have Infrequent Family Dinners Likelier to Smoke, Drink, Use Marijuana

PR Newswire (New York, NY) September 21, 2011

"Teens Likelier to Have Access to Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs When Family Dinners Infrequent
Compared to teens who have frequent family dinners (five to seven per week), those who have infrequent family dinners (fewer than three per week) are almost four times likelier to use tobacco; more than twice as likely to use alcohol; two-and-a-half times likelier to use marijuana; and almost four times likelier to say they expect to try drugs in the future, according to The Importance of Family Dinners VII, a new report from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA* Columbia)." Read More

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