Early Family Prevention of Adolescent Alcohol, Drug Use, and Psychopathology - Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research

The Early Family Prevention Study investigators test the efficacy of a family-based preventive intervention which was originally delivered when the children were age 2. Study investigators are following the children and families into adolescence.

Dr. Stokes is using advanced longitudinal statistics to better understand developmental, family, peer, and neighborhood pathways to early adolescent alcohol and drug use (ADU) and other problem behaviors among the adolescents.

The study of antisocial behavior and substance use among adolescents is important because of the direct cost of such behavior to society not only in terms of damaged property and disruption of normal patterns of living, but also because of the difficulty of treating delinquent youth, and the potential emergence of later adult criminality and other serious disorders such as substance abuse.

This is a subaward with the University of Pittsburgh from NIDA.


5/1/17 - 3/31/20


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)