Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fake IDs and Parenting: What's to Know?



If you publish a company newsletter with health and wellness articles, spend a little bit of space periodically on parenting issues. Parents stick their heads in the sand on many topics. You can brainstorm a list of these with your employees or just glancing an journals in a local library. Be sure to touch on the topic of Fake IDs.

Teens obtaining fake identification is nothing new. Although most states have made it more difficult to duplicate a driver’s license since 9/11, young adults can still purchase IDs that make them old enough to buy alcohol or get into a nightclub. What is new is that researchers have found that young adults with fake IDs are more likely to get into trouble with drugs and alcohol than their counterparts
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What researchers found was shocking. Teens and young adults with fake IDs were drastically more likely to binge drink, smoke marijuana and use more dangerous hallucinogens and narcotics. A fake ID also correlated with getting arrested. An older study cites that 56 percent of fake ID holders used alcohol the previous week, compared to 14 percent of under-age students who didn’t have fake IDs. I have a seven hundred word article I recently published on LinkedIn. You will find it here. . . .But email me and I will send  you the MS Word document with permission to use it in your own existing employee newsletter. My email is dfapubish@aol.com.

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