MADD Comments on LeBron James Saying Sons Drink Wine at Ages 11 and 14

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving has responded to comments made by LeBron James about his 11- and 14-year-old sons being allowed to drink wine. 

In a message posted on its Twitter account, MADD highlighted the need for parents to educate their children about underage drinking.

“We still have a long way to go to educate parents about dangers of underage drinking,” MADD’s statement read. “Early age drinking is assoc w/dev of alcohol use disorder later in life+alcohol can alter brain dev that continues well into 20s. Many reasons to support 21 drinking age!”

        

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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October 10, 2018 at 04:34PM

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