Emergency Services Available 24/7 Call: (855) 463-3303 request an appointment

Skip 
Navigation Link

Get Help Make A Donation

Alcoholism

High-Risk Typologies for Heavy Drinking ID'd in Underage Women

HealthDay News

new article illustration

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For underage women, high-risk trajectories have been identified for heavy episodic drinking (HED), and feminine norms are associated with latent trajectory classes, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Derek Kenji Iwamoto, Ph.D., from the University of Maryland-College Park, and colleagues used growth mixture modeling to identify latent trajectory classes of HED at three time points over the course of a year in 700 underage young adult women from a Mid-Atlantic university. Feminine norm endorsement, sorority status, perceived peer norms, expectancies, alcohol-related consequences, and marijuana use were examined as predictors of latent trajectory class.

The researchers found that 64.4 percent of women reported engaging in HED. Three latent trajectory classes were identified: high risk (31 percent), who reported weekly HED; monthly HED (33.4 percent); and abstainers (35.6 percent). Significantly more alcohol-related problems and marijuana use were reported by the high-risk class than other trajectory classes. Even after controlling for established correlates of drinking, there were significant correlations for multidimensional feminine norms of sexual fidelity and appearance with the latent trajectory classes.

"Prevention and intervention programs targeting gender-relevant factors may help reduce problematic drinking and marijuana use among underage women engaging in problematic patterns of drinking," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Resources

Contact Us

Clinic Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

By Phone
(907) 463-3303
(855) 463-3303 - Toll Free
(907) 463-6846 - TTY

By Fax
(907) 463-6858

Records Fax
(907) 463-3317

By Email
info@jamhi.org 

By Mail
Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc.
3406 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801

powered by centersite dot net