Why are teenagers drinking less alcohol than before?
Far fewer adolescents in big cities are drinking alcohol. Four out of ten 13- to 17-year-olds reported being drunk in 2002. In 2015 that percentage had declined by half. A big part of the reason is that they have become more home- and school-oriented and hang out less with friends.
Teens who drink with their parents run higher risks of binge drinking
Several studies indicate that underage drinking of alcohol sensibly with parents can reduce the risk of heavy and harmful consumption. But these results do not give a complete picture, conclude Norwegian researchers in a new study.
Older women want their wine
You can forget about arsenic and old lace. Menthol drops and butter toffees too. In the near future the favoured transgressions of old ladies will be along the line of merlots and pinot blancs. A new generation of elderly tipplers is slogging its way toward assisted living facilities.