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Yale-led team finds parents can curb teen drinking and driving

January 09, 2020
by Brita Belli

Binge drinking by teenagers in their senior year of high school is a strong predictor of dangerous behaviors later in life, including driving while impaired (DWI) and riding with an impaired driver (RWI), according to a new Yale-led study.  

But researchers also found that what teens believe their parents know about their leisure activities and who their friends are — and whether the parents approve or disapprove of alcohol use - can have life-saving effects.

Submitted by Federico Vaca on January 22, 2020