Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Alcohol Use Trajectories and Prevention: A US – Sweden Comparison

Alcohol misuse during emerging adulthood is an international public health problem. This research evaluated trajectories and prevention of alcohol use, using the framework of the Theory of Triadic Influence to evaluate transitions into and out of heavy drinking across emerging adulthood. The international comparison allowed for disentangling of effects of development from other factors including matriculation into college and attaining legal drinking age, and impacts of distal cultural factors which vary between the US and Sweden.


Mary E. Larimer, PhD PI (UW Psychiatry)
Katie Witkiewitz, PhD Co-Investigator (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Grant #: <1U01AA018276-01A1
USD: $566,868
Start: May 2010
End: April 2015
Status: completed

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