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Why family dinner helps teens stay on the straight and narrow

The Ottawa Citizen reports (16 September 2005) that a new report from the Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University shows the benefits of regular family dinners go far beyond a satisfied belly full of food. The study, released this week, shows that teens who sit down for regular family meals have significantly reduced risks of substance abuse, get better grades and have more satisfying relationships with their friends. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on September 16, 2005 at 01:18 PM in Alcohol (general), Canada, Drugs (general), United States | Permalink