Thursday, November 7, 2013

Can Family Conflict Drive Teen Girls to Drink?

Huffington Post, November 5, 2013

"A study recently published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs followed a group of 886 adolescent boys and girls (57 percent female) from age 12 through age 14. They assessed this group at each of these three ages in an effort to identify what factors might predict heavy drinking at age 14.
One factor -- family conflict -- was assessed using statements like these:
'We argue about the same things in my family over and over again.' The more strongly a teen endorsed this type of item, the stronger was the estimated family conflict." Read More

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