CitationMagette, Austin L.; Durtschi, Jared A.; & Love, Heather A. (2018). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual substance use in emerging adulthood moderated by parent-child relationships in adolescence. The American Journal of Family Therapy. vol. 46 (3) pp. 272-286
AbstractAbstractLesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) emerging adults face additional stressors due to discrimination. Emerging adults (n=667) drawn from Waves I and III of The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) were used to assess how parent-child relationships moderated marijuana and illicit drug use. Sexual minorities with strong relationships with mothers had significantly lower odds of using marijuana, but significantly higher odds of using marijuana (but lower odds of using illicit drugs) when they had a stronger relationship with their father. Implications include improving parent-child relationships and identifying additional coping methods for LGB youth.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Author(s)Magette, Austin L.
Durtschi, Jared A.
Love, Heather A.