To assess the influence of peer alcohol use during adolescence on young adults’ alcohol use and abuse, and to assess to what extent parents’ perception of their adolescent child’s friends and adolescent’s self-control modify this influence.
Peer alcohol use during adolescence affects young adults’ alcohol use and abuse. We found that self-control was only related to alcohol abuse. Peer influence was not modified by parents’ perception of peers or by self-control. Peer alcohol use and self-control should thus be separate targets in the prevention of alcohol use/abuse.
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