Alcohol, Marijuana, and Dating Abuse Perpetration by Young Adults: Results of a Daily Call Study

Emily F. Rothman, Gregory L. Stuart, Jeffrey Temple, Timothy Heeren

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The purpose of this study was to investigate same-day alcohol or marijuana use and dating abuse (DA) perpetration in a sample of 60 noncollege-attending young adults. Participants reported daily data for 3 months. DA perpetration was more likely on days when participants also reported alcohol use (odds ratio [OR] = 2.17, 95% confidence interval [CI] = [1.38, 3.42]), but analyses of the temporal order indicated that alcohol use was not a proximal predictor of DA. Same day marijuana use was not associated with elevated risk of DA perpetration (OR = 1.40, 95% CI = [0.89, 2.21]). Results suggest the alcohol–DA relationship may vary by sample and context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1187-1206
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018



  • aggression
  • alcohol
  • dating abuse
  • marijuana
  • partner violence
  • perpetration
  • young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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