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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.
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[User Picture]From: beccachuness
2006-12-10 12:00 pm (UTC)
my parents were fairly strict with me as i was the first child, and, from the ages of about 17 till 19 or 20 i binged like a mutha.

i think i have heard in europe theyre usually pretty easy going on young people drinking and as a result they don't get drunk as much.

i think if parents are too strict on alcohol it becomes this forbidden fruit and people will want it more.
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From: pendlebury69
2006-12-27 11:36 pm (UTC)
Aye, I couldn't agree more with this. Alcohol can be a novelty, but if the novelty has already worn off before one reaches legal drinking age... so much the better.

I still hear stores of Passion Pop and what not, it'd be kind of funny if in one of these situations one of the people involved turn their nose up at the Passion Pop, Spuemante or whatever else, and demand something better like a crisp, refreshing Semillon :p
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