Binge drinking trajectories from adolescence to young adulthood: The effects of peer social network

Citation

Hahm, Hyeouk Chris; Kolaczyk, Eric; Jang, Jisun; Swenson, Theadora; & Bhindarwala, Asma Moiz (2012). Binge drinking trajectories from adolescence to young adulthood: The effects of peer social network. Substance Use and Misuse. vol. 47 (6) pp. 745-756 , PMCID: PMC3391312

Abstract

This study investigates an association between social network characteristics and binge drinking from adolescence to young adulthood, utilizing National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (n = 7,966) and employing social network and longitudinal analysis. Lower integration and socialization with alcohol-using peers had immediate risks of binge drinking during adolescence; however, over time, the effects of socialization with alcohol-using peers had the most dramatic reduction. The most prestigious adolescents had the highest longitudinal risks of binge drinking, although they had no immediate risk. Alcohol consumption-related interventions overlooking longitudinal dynamics of social networks may not effectively prevent adolescents from binge drinking in young adulthood.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.3109%2F10826084.2012.666313

Keyword(s)

Trajectories Alcohol

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Substance Use and Misuse

Author(s)

Hahm, Hyeouk Chris
Kolaczyk, Eric
Jang, Jisun
Swenson, Theadora
Bhindarwala, Asma Moiz

Year Published

2012

Volume Number

47

Issue Number

6

Pages

745-756

ISSN/ISBN

1082-6084

DOI

10.3109/10826084.2012.666313

PMCID

PMC3391312

NIHMSID

NIHMS385256

Reference ID

1551