|Turning 18 and Intro to Alcohol
||[Dec. 10th, 2006@12:37 am]
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I have actually been thinking lately, and I would love to get other people's opinion on the subject. As a young girl I was slowly introduced to alcohol by my parents. A sip here of my mum's wine to progress to about 1/2 a glass of white at about 13-14. At about 15 to 16 I was allowed to drink full glasses of sangria or maybe even baileys, however it was always under my parent's supervision. When I turned 18, which was only a year ago, I did not really care all that much about drinking to excess. My 18th and 19th are really the only times that I have drunk more than enough.
My question is whether or not people feel that it is possible that if teens are introduced to alcohol at a younger age in controlled amounts and environments, would this maybe decrease their fascination with alcohol for when they turn 18 and perhaps have other subsequent results?
I would love to hear people's views on this even though it is kinda off the topic of wine per se.