But things are changing.
Adults and children are drinking less than they did 10 years ago and many of us take time off the booze during Dry January to feel the benefits of not drinking and to think about drinking less. Most children do not drink regularly. Since 2002 the number of 11-15 year olds drinking regularly has gone down from one in four to nearer one in 10.
Despite what the figures say, it can still feel like most young people drink and parents don’t want their children to miss out socially. But times have changed and if your child chooses not to drink, they won’t be alone.