Nancy L. Galambos
University of Victoria
Nancy A. Busch-Rossnagel
The Monitoring the Future project, which has followed large, nationally representative, and successive cohorts of high school seniors in the United States into their adulthood, is the data source for the results presented in this volume. Beginning with the high school class of 1976, Monitoring the Future has assessed trends in and psychosocial predictors of the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs by young adults. In their earlier works, including a volume published in this series in 1997 (Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood: The Impacts of New Freedoms and New Responsibilities), the investigators examined how the major transitions that typically take place in young adulthood—engagement, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood—can be linked to significant declines in the use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine. Something about making commitments to and being responsible for significant others, whether an intended lifelong partner, a spouse, or a child,
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Publication information: Book title: The Decline of Substance Use in Young Adulthood: Changes in Social Activities, Roles, and Beliefs. Contributors: Jerald G. Bachman - Author, Patrick M. O'Malley - Author, John E. Schulenberg - Author, Lloyd D. Johnston - Author, Alison L. Bryant - Author, Alicia C. Merlins - Author. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 2002. Page number: ix.
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