Do young people with parental alcohol problems have different drinking patterns? That’s compared to those without parental alcohol problems.
Study: Parental Alcohol Problems and Childrens’ Drinking
Research in Denmark studied this question. It used data from the Danish National Youth Study. This is a national survey of 75,025 high school and vocational school students. They were 15-25 years old.
These were the main predictor variables.
- Perceived parental alcohol problems.
- Living with a parent with alcohol problems.
- Severity of the parents’ alcohol problems.
And these were the outcome variables.
- Weekly alcohol consumption.
- Frequent binge drinking.
- Early age of intoxication.
The researchers found that young people with perceived parental alcohol problems have an earlier age of intoxication. They also so-called binge drink more often. And they drink higher quantities per week. That’s compared to young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.
These might be useful.
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- Forrester, D., et al. Parental Substance Abuse.
- Higgins, P. and Zawacki, G. Helping Children Cope with Parental Alcoholism. (Juv fict)
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- McMahon, R. and DeV Peters, R. The Effects of Parental Dysfunction on Children.
- Miller, L., et al. A Child’s View of Parental Alcoholism.
- Porterfield, K. Coping with an Alcoholic Parent. (Juv)
- Renetzky, A., et al. Coping with a Parent Who Drinks or Abuses Drugs.
- Velleman, R. and Orford, J. Adults Who were the Children of Problem Drinkers.
- Pisinger V., et al. Perceived parental alcohol problems and drinking patterns in youth. Prev Med, S0091-7435(17), 30003-8.
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