Commentary on Rossow et al. (2016): Early days yet in the cycle from peer to parent drinking as influences on adolescent alcohol involvement

Addiction. 2016 Feb;111(2):218-9. doi: 10.1111/add.13217.


Rossow et al. ’s systematic review highlights the fact that we know less than we thought about the role of parent drinking in the etiology of teen drinking. Further research is needed to clarify both the aspects of parent drinking that impact later drinking by adolescent offspring as well as the mediators and moderators of this relation.

Keywords: Adolescent drinking; commentary systematic review; parent drinking.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Alcohol Drinking*
  • Alcohols
  • Humans
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parents
  • Peer Group*


  • Alcohols