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Parental divorce and adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol use: assessing the importance of family conflict

Acta PædiatricaHere’s the findings from an abstract of a research paper looking into how family conflict contributes to the relationship between parental divorce and adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol use.

Family conflicts are important contributors to the relationship between parental divorce and adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Conflict between parents and adolescents, but not inter-parental conflict, appears to be the most important factor in the relationship between family conflict and adolescent substance use.

Via the SHEU website.

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Filed under: parents, research, risk and protective factors

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