A BRITISH psychologist has said that children’s doctors need to do more to stop kids having problems with alcohol in the future.
Although it’s against the law for those under 18 to buy alcohol, it is not against the law for five to 17-year-olds
to drink alcohol at home with their parents, but it’s not recommended.
Dr Aric Sigman says that doctors should be campaigning for the legal at-home drinking age to go up. He suggests that putting off the age that kids have their first taste of alcohol could cut the chance of them having problems with drinking in the future.
Alcohol use has been linked to more than 200 different illnesses and injuries. Dr Sigman also points out that it is a leading factor around the globe for people dying early and disabilities among 15 to 49-year-olds.