Parents and families as contexts for the development of substance use and substance use disorders

Laurie Chassin, Elizabeth D. Handley

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Parenting and familial influences on substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) are important areas of study both for theories of etiology and for the development of preventive and treatment interventions. The articles in this special section illustrate both the value and the challenges of studying parenting and familial influences. Noteworthy issues include the need for mediational and moderational models examining the processes by which familial influences operate in a longitudinal framework to consider outcomes in a developmental context. Future directions include a multidisciplinary expansion of these studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006



  • Adolescent development
  • Familial influences
  • Parenting
  • Substance use disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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