Family Meals STILL Important

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) finds teens who have dinner with their parents 3 or fewer times per week are 4 times more likely to use tobacco, twice as likely to drink alcohol, 2.5 times more likely to smoke pot, and 4 times as likely to say they’ll try drugs in the future as those who gather at the table 5 to 7 times a week with their parents.

(CitizenLink 9/26/11)