Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStudy

Less Drug Use Tied to 'Marriage Effect'

Nation IN BRIEF : NATIONWIDE

February 03, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Marriage for young adults is a good thing when it comes to cutting back on drinking and using drugs, according to a study. The University of Michigan study of 33,000 young adults from 1976 to 1994 showed that young, unmarried adults usually increased their alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use when they left home, often to attend college. Those same people, however, decreased their drug and alcohol use when they got engaged, married and had children, the study showed.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|