Trajectories of Early Binge Drinking: A Function of Family Cohesion and Peer Use.

@article{Soloski2016TrajectoriesOE,
  title={Trajectories of Early Binge Drinking: A Function of Family Cohesion and Peer Use.},
  author={Kristy L. Soloski and J Kale Monk and Jared A. Durtschi},
  journal={Journal of marital and family therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={76-90}
}
Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we tested latent growth models examining whether the number of friends using alcohol and family cohesion were linked with trajectories of binge drinking (N = 3,342) from adolescence (average age 15.06) into young adulthood (average age 27.93). Adolescents with higher family cohesion had lower rates of binge drinking in adolescence (b = -.07, p < .05), while those with more friends drinking alcohol were more likely to binge drink in… CONTINUE READING