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Children Of Alcoholics Tend to Become Drug Abusers In Adulthood

A new study conducted by David Flora, PhD of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (now at York University), and Laurie Chassin, PhD of Arizona State University//, says that parental alcoholism is directly linked to illicit drug well into adulthood. It is generally known that children of alcoholics (COA's) suffer because of their parent's abusive habits, but this is the first time that a correlation has been established between alcohol abuse in parents and drug abuse in adulthood.

The details of this study are published in the latest issue of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The study says that parental alcoholism is an important risk factor in the increasing abuse of drugs in their adult offspring. The National Association of Children of Alcoholics says that as of now about 1 in 4 children grow up in a household affected in some way by alcohol abuse. This means that 1 in 4 emerging adults and young adults will face the risk of drug abuse. The study tracked 545 children for 15 years and monitored their drug abuse habits. It was found that COA's has higher level of drug abuse than the children of non-alcoholics. Furthermore COA's did not drop the habit by their 30s as is the general trend.

Original Article: Changes in Drug Use During Young Adulthood: The Effect of Parent Alcoholism and Transition Into Marriage. David Flora, Ph.D., York University; Laurie Chassin, Ph.D., Arizona State University; Psychology of Addiction Behaviors, Vol. 19, No.4.

Carla Daniels
American Psychological Association

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