Submitted Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:18am by BossFrog
A new study draws a link between pop music and teenage partying. Specifically, it found that teens who listen to and enjoy songs with lots of references to alcohol are also more likely to binge drink. Experts warn the study doesn’t prove music causes teen drinking- there are lots of factors at play. But it’s widely accepted that teenagers are influenced by the media they consume- and they consume a lot of it. The average teen today listens to two and a half hours of music per day, hearing about 35 references to alcohol (including eight specific booze brands).