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Teen girls influenced by fathers' heavy drinking

Media release — February 2019

Findings from the longitudinal Study of Australian Children show that when a father engages in regular heavy drinking (defined as more than five drinks more than twice a month) when his daughter is aged 12-13, it has a strong bearing on the likelihood she will try alcohol by age 14-15.

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