Gender moderation and social developmental mediation of the effect of a family-focused substance use preventive intervention on young adult alcohol abuse.

@article{Mason2009GenderMA,
  title={Gender moderation and social developmental mediation of the effect of a family-focused substance use preventive intervention on young adult alcohol abuse.},
  author={W Alex Mason and Rick Kosterman and Kevin P. Haggerty and J. David Hawkins and Cleve Redmond and Richard L. Spoth and Chungyeol Shin},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 6-7},
  pages={599-605}
}
This study examined the long-term impact of Preparing for the Drug Free Years (PDFY) on young adult alcohol abuse disorder, addressing theory-based questions about how, and for whom, the program had its effects on the outcomes. Participants were 429 families of 6th graders enrolled in 33 rural schools located in the Midwestern United States. Schools were randomly assigned to conditions. Target adolescents (52% female) were interviewed periodically from age 11 to age 22; throughout adolescence… CONTINUE READING

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