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Children of alcoholics more likely to drink

A new study out of Sweden found that children of alcoholics are more likely to drink when they get older.

October 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study out of Sweden found that children of alcoholics are more likely to drink when they get older.

The study found that the children are more likely to drink because of stress when they become adults.

This study adds to previous research that suggests children of alcoholics have a 50 percent increased risk of developing a drinking problem.

Experts say if alcohol relaxes you when you're stressed, you should find other ways of calming yourself down.


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