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Real-time Social Stress Response and Subsequent Alcohol Use Initiation Among Female Adolescents

About the Course

This article explores the relationship between social stress sensitivity and alcohol initiation among young female adolescents. It employs discrete-time survival analysis (DTSA) to investigate whether real-time social stress responses, induced in a laboratory setting, and self-reported social anxiety symptoms can predict the onset of alcohol consumption over a 12-month period in a sample of girls who had not previously consumed alcohol. The study involves 104 girls aged 12-15, who underwent a modified Trier Social Stress Test and completed questionnaires. Follow-up assessments were conducted at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after the initial laboratory visit.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Real-time Social Stress Response and Subsequent Alcohol Use Initiation Among Female Adolescents created by Renee M. Cloutier. PhD et al. in 2019.

Publication Date:

1st Edition May 2019

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Renee M. Cloutier. PhD

Dr. Cloutier is as a Research Scientist at The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy where she focuses on overdose and use-disorder prevention and intervention. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Heidemarie Blumenthal, PhD

Dr. Blumenthal is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. Her research interests include how significant facets of adolescence (e.g., puberty) relate to the onset/maintenance of anxiety psychopathology and drinking behaviors. She has multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Tiara Totten
Tiara Totten is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor with more than nine years of experience working with adolescents and adults utilizing person-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals achieve optimal wellness. She has extensive experience in individual therapy, group therapy and supervision and is currently working on her PsyD in clinical psychology.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the research methods and findings presented in the article.
  2. Identify the key factors and variables that were examined in the study.
  3. Describe the article's main findings and their implications for public health and intervention strategies.

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Course Number 103335
1.5 CE credit hour
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