Study Finds Pre-College Talk Between Parents and Teens Diminish Drinking Habits


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In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits.

Turrisi claims that timing and measure for delivering the parent intervention is crucial. For Turrisi, talking to teens at the improper time will have no effect on students' drinking behaviors.


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