Testing the effects of peer socialization versus selection on alcohol and marijuana use among treated adolescents.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

This study examined the relative influence of peer socialization and selection on alcohol and marijuana use among 106 adolescents who received a brief intervention. Adolescents were recruited between 2003 and 2007 and followed for 12 months as part of a SAMHSA-funded study. Cross-lagged panel models using four assessment points examined the longitudinal relationship between adolescent substance use and peer substance involvement separately for alcohol and marijuana. Consistent with community studies, there was evidence of both peer socialization and peer selection for alcohol use, and only evidence of peer selection for marijuana use. Implications for research and intervention are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, SJ; Curry, JF

Published Date

  • February 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 242

PubMed ID

  • 23965039

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23965039

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2491

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10826084.2013.824479


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England