Young Kids Get Alcohol At Home

February 17, 2011 Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 8:14 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 17, 2011 Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 8:14 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC News) According to a new survey, 5.9% of kids aged 12-14 drank alcohol in the previous month.

That's about 700-thousand children, with almost half getting the booze from their family or at home.

Experts say kids who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely than those who start at age 21 to develop alcohol problems.

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