Journal article

Adolescent Alcohol Use Trajectories: Risk Factors and Adult Outcomes

Wing See Yuen, Gary Chan, Raimondo Bruno, Philip Clare, Richard Mattick, Alexandra Aiken, Veronica Boland, Nyanda McBride, Jim McCambridge, Tim Slade, Kypros Kypri, John Horwood, Delyse Hutchinson, Jake Najman, Clara De Torres, Amy Peacock

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Adolescents often display heterogenous trajectories of alcohol use. Initiation and escalation of drinking may be important predictors of later harms, including alcohol use disorder (AUD). Previous conceptualizations of these trajectories lacked adjustment for known confounders of adolescent drinking, which we aimed to address by modeling dynamic changes in drinking throughout adolescence while adjusting for covariates. METHODS: Survey data from a longitudinal cohort of Australian adolescents (n = 1813) were used to model latent class alcohol use trajectories over 5 annual follow-ups (mean age = 13.9 until 17.8 years). Regression models were used to determine whether child, parent..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study cohort was initially funded by a 2010-2014 Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (DP:1096668) to Drs Mattick, Najman, Kypri, Slade, and Hutchinson; 2 Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Research grants to Drs Mattick, Najman, Kypri, Slade, Hutchinson, and Bruno; and an National Health and Medical Research Council project grant (APP1146634). Ms Yuen and Mr Clare receive PhD scholarships from the Australian Government under the Research Training Program and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Funding was also received from the following: National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship grants to Drs Mattick (APP1045318) and Kypri (GNT0188568, APP1041867); a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship grant to Dr Peacock (APP1109366); National Health and Medical Research Council project grants to Dr Mattick for the Longitudinal Cohorts Research Consortium (GNT1009381 and GNT1064893); a research innovation grant from the Australian Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education to Drs Mattick, Najman, Kypri, Slade, Hutchinson, and Bruno; and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales Sydney, which is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Drug and Alcohol Program.