This week, members of the PRISM lab attended the Research Society on Alcoholism's (RSA) 2017 meeting in Denver, CO. Graduate students Devin Banks and Alia Rowe both presented their research in RSA poster sessions.
Devin presented research examining typologies (or patterns) of single and co-use of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes among a representative sample of US adolescents. She found that use of multiple substances is common among U.S. adolescents, making up over 40% of past-month use, but that typologies of substance use vary by sex and race/ethnicity. The research Devin presented will soon be published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Alia's poster presented research examining whether depression and anxiety helped explain the relationship between bullying and alcohol use. She found that victims of peer bullying engage in alcohol use behaviors, at least partly due to increases in depressive symptoms.
As always, to find out more about our research, visit our research page or contact us.