2. SMART KIDS GROW UP TO IMBIBE MORE.
Smarter children become heavier drinkers, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.), the National Child Development Study (U.K.) and a study from Finland of twins. The last one found that the more verbal the kids were at 12, the more likely they were to be drinking at 16.
3. HIGHER EDUCATION = HIGHER ALCOHOL INTAKE AS YOU AGE.
The older you get, the more you drink—but only if you went to college. The National Survey on Drug and Health use found that among college graduates, 68.4 percent reported drinking versus only 35.2 percent of those who did not graduate high school.