Why We're Drinking More Than Our Moms Did

June 30, 2014 8:08 PM

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Why We're Drinking More Than Our Moms Did

Researchers studied more than 1,000 mothers and daughters in Australia, and the younger generation was five times as likely to drink 30 or more alcoholic beverages in a month than their mothers did at the same age (ages 18 to 25). For women in the younger generation without children, the odds of drinking at the highest levels doubled and for single mothers, the odds were five times higher.

Though the study took place in Australia, the researchers believe it signals a much larger trend in the developed world.

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