Development, Ecology, and Prevention of Adult Addictive Behavior
Investigators are conducting a follow-up assessment at age 26-27 of 999 multiethnic, urban youth who have been involved in a longitudinal randomized controlled prevention trial of a family-centered intervention since age 11. The study examines the joint role of genetic and environmental factors on the progression of adult alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, antisocial and high-risk sexual behavior, and the response of identified risk processes to family intervention.
The research will lead to a better understanding of the risk and protective mechanisms, malleability of those mechanisms, and the design of more precise and innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of adult AOD and other problem behaviors.
This is a subaward with Arizona State University from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).