Parental substance use impairment, parenting and substance use disorder risk Article

Arria, AM, Mericle, AA, Meyers, K et al. (2012). Parental substance use impairment, parenting and substance use disorder risk . 43(1), 114-122. 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.10.001

cited authors

  • Arria, AM; Mericle, AA; Meyers, K; Winters, KC

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abstract

  • Using data from a nationally representative sample, this study investigated substance use disorder (SUD) among respondents with ages 15-54 years as a function of their parents' substance-related impairment and parents' treatment history. In addition, associations among maternal and paternal substance-related impairment, specific parenting behaviors, and risk for SUD in the proband were examined. As expected, parental substance-related impairment was associated with SUD. Paternal treatment history was associated with a decreased risk for SUD in the proband but did not appear to be associated with positive parenting practices. Results of post hoc analyses suggested that parenting behaviors might operate differently to influence SUD risk in children where parents are affected by substance use problems compared with nonaffected families. Future research is warranted to better understand the complex relationships among parental substance use, treatment, parenting behaviors, and SUD risk in offspring. Opportunities might exist within treatment settings to improve parenting skills. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

publication date

  • July 1, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 114

end page

  • 122

volume

  • 43

issue

  • 1