Journal article

Longitudinal Associations Between the Adolescent Family Environment and Young Adult Substance Use in Australia and the United States

Jessica A Heerde, Jennifer A Bailey, John W Toumbourou, Richard F Catalano



Introduction: Harmful alcohol and cannabis use are social concerns associated with a range of negative outcomes. Prior research has identified links between disrupted parent-child attachment and child-adolescent substance use. Materials and Methods: This study used cross-national data from the International Youth Development Study (IYDS; Victoria, Australia and Washington State, USA) to investigate the relationship between early adolescent family environment characteristics, mid-adolescent attachment to parents, and young adult harmful alcohol and cannabis use. The moderating role of state on these relationships was also tested. State-representative samples of students in Grade 7 (age 13, ..

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Awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse

Awarded by National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

JH is supported by a Research Fellowship provided through the Westpac Scholars Trust. The authors are grateful for the financial support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA012140), the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (R01AA017188), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 491241) and the Australian Research Council (DP109574, DPO663371 and DPO877359) for supporting the IYDS. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the funders. The funding agencies did not have any involvement in the analysis and interpretation of data, the writing of the article or the submission of the article for publication.