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The Dangers Of Underage Drinking

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A new study conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving showed that only 32 percent of teen deaths involving alcohol were traffic related; most of the fatalities stem from either homicide or suicide. "Sound Medicine" healthy living expert Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., talked with host Barbara Lewis about underage drinking and what parents can do now to protect their children. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber encourages parents to talk with their children about alcohol use and potential consequences, including injuries and death. She also says parents send the wrong message by allowing underage children to drink alcohol at home and encourages parents to set an example by drinking responsibly.