Changes in drug use during young adulthood

The effects of parent alcoholism and transition into marriage

David B. Flora, Laurie Chassin

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Abstract

The present study examined the changes in drug use during the transition from emerging adulthood into young adulthood among a community sample of children of alcoholics (COAs) and demographically matched non-COAs. Consistent with national data, the non-COAs significantly decreased their drug use during this time, but the COAs did not significantly decrease their use. On the basis of role compatibility theory, the authors next examined whether marital status mediated or moderated this difference between COAs and non-COAs in linear drug use growth trajectories. In support of mediation, the authors found that COAs were significantly less likely than non-COAs to be currently married and that, for male participants, marriage was significantly associated with greater decreases in drug use during the mid to late 20s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-362
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

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Keywords

  • Parent alcoholism
  • Role compatibility
  • Transition into marriage
  • Young adult drug use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Changes in drug use during young adulthood : The effects of parent alcoholism and transition into marriage. / Flora, David B.; Chassin, Laurie.

In: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 19, No. 4, 12.2005, p. 352-362.

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