Alcohol and Early Marriage: Spouse and Peer Influence

This extended Dr. Kenneth Leonard’s previous examination of drinking patterns and alcohol-related problems in young couples beginning with the time of application for a first marriage license, and including celebration of their seventh and ninth anniversaries. The study included the impact of parenthood, major life events, and environmental stressors on couples’ drinking and drinking problems. Funded by an award of $1,525,391 from NIAAA, 2005-2010.