Title

Cumulative Stress and Substance Use From Early Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood

Keywords

cumulative stress, adolescent substance use, latent trajectories

Abstract

Building on models of the stress process, this study examined the consequences for binge alcohol use, marijuana use, and other illicit substance use of cumulative levels of stressful life events using data from the Family Health Study (FHS), an 8-year panel data set (N = 840). The results of a latent trajectory analysis indicated a positive association between cumulative stressors and involvement in substance use during this period of the life course, especially among early adolescent users. However, there were no identifiable effects on adolescent-limited users. Implications of the results for theory and policy are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Hoffmann, John P. 2016. “Cumulative Stress and Substance Use from Early Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood.” Journal of Drug Issues 46(3): 267-288.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-03-21

Publisher

Journal of Drug Issues

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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