Influences & Predictors of Use

Alcohol Use among Adolescent Youth: The Role of Friendship Networks and Family Factors in Multiple School Studies

Date: 2015
Type of resource: Journal Article

This study examines the importance of peer influence and selection processes related to adolescent friendship tie choice and alcohol use. It also focuses on the role of key parental influences on adolescent friendship tie choice and alcohol use behavior.

Providing Alcohol for Underage Youth: What Messages Should We Be Sending Parents?

Date: July 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

This review of studies concludes that parental provision of alcohol generally leads to increased adolescent use. Concludes that parents need to made aware of potential risks associated with providing adolescents with alcohol and a place to drink.

Willingness to Drink as a Function of Peer Offers and Peer Norms in Early Adolescence

Date: May 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

This study explores the importance of social norms in substance use decisions. Suggests that prevention programs should target those with higher willingness to drink under conducive circumstances.