Parent and sibling influences on adolescent alcohol use and misuse: evidence from a U.S. adoption cohort.

@article{McGue1996ParentAS,
  title={Parent and sibling influences on adolescent alcohol use and misuse: evidence from a U.S. adoption cohort.},
  author={Matt McGue and Ajit Ram Sharma and Peter L. Benson},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1996},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={8-18}
}
OBJECTIVE Although adolescent alcohol use has been consistently associated with parental drinking behavior, sibling drinking behavior and family functioning, the extent to which these associations owe to genetic or shared environmental influences has not been previously investigated. Using an adoption study design, we sought to determine whether the familial correlates of adolescent alcohol involvement were due to common genetic or common environmental effects. METHOD The sample consisted of… CONTINUE READING

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