Fatherhood affects bad habits of many men

November 10, 2011 2:24:03 PM PST
Once men become fathers, they are less likely to drink, use tobacco or commit crimes, according to a new report in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

The study included more than 200 at-risk males ages 12 to 31.

This study found that fatherhood was independently associated with reduced crime, alcohol and tobacco use.

This report suggests that fatherhood can be a transformative experience even for men engaging in high-risk behavior.