Substance Use Outcomes for Hispanic Emerging Adults Exposed to Incarceration of a Household Member during Childhood

Timothy J. Grigsby, Myriam Forster, Laurel Davis, Jennifer B. Unger

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Abstract

This study investigates whether Hispanic emerging adults exposed to household incarceration before age 18 report higher rates of past 30-day cigarette, alcohol, binge drinking, marijuana use, and negative substance use consequences, relative to participants not exposed to incarceration of a household member. Respondents were matched on key characteristics to create balanced groups of exposed and nonexposed respondents. Negative binomial regression models assessed primary research questions. There were significant long-term associations between household incarceration and the frequency of past 30-day binge drinking, marijuana use, and number of negative substance use consequences. Policies and health programs addressing household incarceration may be a promising prevention approach to reduce negative substance use outcomes among Hispanic emerging adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-370
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 2020

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Keywords

  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Incarceration
  • alcohol
  • marijuana
  • negative consequences
  • tobacco

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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