Pubertal timing and substance use: associations between and within families across late adolescence.

@article{Dick2000PubertalTA,
  title={Pubertal timing and substance use: associations between and within families across late adolescence.},
  author={Danielle M Dick and Richard J. Rose and Richard J. Viken and Jaakko M Kaprio},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={180-9}
}
In the present study, between-family analyses of data from adolescent twin girls offer new evidence that early menarche is associated with earlier initiation and greater frequency of smoking and drinking. The role of personality factors and peer relationships in that association was investigated, and little support was found for their involvement. Novel within-family analyses replicating associations of substance use with pubertal timing in contrasts of twin sisters selected for extreme… CONTINUE READING

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