Family structure and substance use problems in adolescence and early adulthood: examining explanations for the relationship.

@article{Barrett2006FamilySA,
  title={Family structure and substance use problems in adolescence and early adulthood: examining explanations for the relationship.},
  author={Anne E. Barrett and Robert J. Turner},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={109-20}
}
AIMS Our study has two goals: to evaluate variation in symptoms of substance abuse/dependence by family structure and to examine several potential explanations for this association, including differences in socio-economic status, social support, social stress and perceived approval and use of substances by family and friends. DESIGN Ordinary least squares (OLS) regression is used to examine the association between family type and problematic substance use and to assess the hypothesized… CONTINUE READING

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