Friends That Abuse Drugs

By: Dorius, Cassandra J., Bahr, Stephen J., Hoffman, John P., and Elizabeth Lovelady Harmon.

These researchers analyze data from high school students and find that if a child has friends that use drugs, a close paternal relationship is a significant factor attenuating the likelihood that the child will also become involved with drugs.

Parenting practices as moderators of the relationship between peers and adolescent marijuana use.Journal of Marriage and Family 66 (1): 163-78.