Substance Use in Youth and the Family

We have conducted many studies over the years to better understand the development of substance use and addiction across the first three decades of life, particularly that regarding an internalizing pathway.  Our current work focuses on four main areas:  (a) substance use among LGBTQ emerging adults (led by Amanda Haik), (b) comorbid substance use and psychosis in African American adults (led by Maku Orleans-Pobee), (c) psychological processes and contexts underlying substance use in adolescence and young adulthood (including a focus on measurement), and (d) children of parents struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.  In addition, we collaborate with scholars studying substance use in these and other areas.  Examples of recent publications and collaborations include the following.

Ware, O.D., Hussong, A.M., Frey, J.J., Daughters, S., Cloeren, M., Gryczynski, J., Lister, J., & Jordan, R. (in press). Decreases in employer referrals to first-time substance use treatment for adults in 2004 to 2020. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Haik, A.K. & Hussong, A.M. (in press). Problematic substance use among sexual minority and heterosexual young adults during COVID-19. Behavioral Sciences: Special Issue Stress and Drinking, 13, 655.

Hussong, A.M., Haik, A.K., & Richards, A.N. (in press). The Developmental Epidemiology of Substance Use and Disorder. In I. Franken, R. Wiers, and K. Witkiewitz (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Addiction Psychology (pp xx). Sage.