Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS)

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Current
  • Start date: January 2015
  • Expected end date: December 2021
  • Completion date:
  • Funded by: Australian Rotary Health
  • Lead organisation: University of New South Wales

Binge drinking among adolescents is currently being touted as a recent epidemic, but it is a long-standing problem which needs to be addressed. Australian parents are prepared to make a significant contribution; they believe that it is their role to teach their children when, where and how to drink. The impact of parental supply is not well understood. This study will research the consequences of parental supply within the broader context of parent, child and peer relationships. It will help to determine how parental supply influences the different patterns of adolescent alcohol consumption over time, providing essential information to help parents prevent alcohol misuse in their children. Parents can play a pivotal role in prevention of alcohol misuse, but at present we don’t know exactly how.

This study aims to determine if parental supply of alcohol in the Australian context, affects the progression to harmful levels of drinking in adolescence. This research is funded by ARC Discovery Grant.

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Associate Professor Nyanda McBride
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1605
n.mcbride@curtin.edu.au
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Chief Investigator

Prevention and early intervention

Perth

  • Principal Investigator: Richard Mattick, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Monika Wadolowski, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Kypros Kypri, University of Newcastle
  • Chief Investigator: Raimondo Bruno, University of Tasmania
  • Chief Investigator: Timothy Slade, University of Sydney
  • Chief Investigator: Delyse Hutchinson, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Alexandra Aiken, University of New South Wales

Professor Richard Mattick
Director and Professor
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Aiken, A., Chan, G., Yuen, W., Clare, P., Hutchinson, D., McBride, N., Najman, J., M., McCambridge, J., Upton, E., Slade, T., Boland, V., Bruno, R., Kypri, K., Wadolowski, M., Mattick, R. and Peacock, A. (2022). Trajectories of parental and peer supply of alcohol in adolescence and associations with later alcohol consumption and harm: A prospective cohort study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 237. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109533 [RJ1875] View web page

Clare, P., Aiken, A., Yuen, W., Upton, E., Degenhardt, L., Bruno, R., McCambridge, J., McBride, N., Hutchinson, D., Slade, T., Mattick, R. and Peacock, A. (2021). Alcohol use among young Australian adults in May-June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study. Addiction, 116, (12), pp. 3398-3407. DOI: 10.1111/add.15599 [RJ1731] View web page

Upton, E., Clare, P., Aiken, A., Boland, V., De Torres, C., Bruno, R., Hutchinson, D., Kypri, K., Mattick, R., McBride, N. and Peacock, A. (2021). Changes in mental health and help-seeking among young Australian adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective cohort study. Psychological Medicine. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291721001963 [RJ1726] View web page

Yuen, W., Bruno, R., Chan, G., McCambridge, J., Slade, T., Clare, P., Aiken, A., Kypri, K., Hutchinson, D., McBride, N., Boland, V., Upton, E., Farrell, M., Mattick, R. and Peacock, A. (2021). The experience of physiological and psychosocial alcohol-related harms across adolescence and its association with alcohol use disorder in early adulthood: A prospective cohort study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 45, (12), pp. 2518-2527. DOI: 10.1111/acer.14726 [RJ1803] View web page

Yuen, W., Chan, G., Bruno, R., Clare, P., Aiken, A., Mattick, R., Farrell, M., Kypri, K., Slade, T., Hutchinson, D., McBride, N., McCambridge, J., Boland, V. and Peacock, A. (2021). Trajectories of alcohol-induced blackouts in adolescence: Early risk factors and alcohol use disorder outcomes in early adulthood. Addiction, 116, (8), pp. 2039-2048. DOI: 10.1111/add.15415 [RJ1682] View web page

Aiken, A., Clare, P., Boland, V., Degenhardt, L., Yuen, W., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., McCambridge, J., Slade, T., McBride, N., De Torres, C., Wadolowski, M., Bruno, R., Kypri, K., Mattick, R. and Peacock, A. (2020). Parental supply of sips and whole drinks of alcohol to adolescents and associations with binge drinking and alcohol-related harms: A prospective cohort study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 215. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108204 [RJ1733] View web page

Boland, V., Clare, P., Yuen, W., Peacock, A., Aiken, A., Wadolowski, M., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., Bruno, R., McBride, N., Degenhardt, L., Kypri, K. and Mattick, R. (2020). The association between parental supply of alcohol and supply from other sources to young people: A prospective cohort. Addiction, 115, (11), pp. 2140-2147. DOI: 10.1111/add.15033 [RJ1589] View web page

Clare, P., Dobbins, T., Bruno, R., Peacock, A., Boland, V., Yuen, W., Aiken, A., Degenhardt, L., Kypri, K., Slade, T., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., McBride, N., Horwood, J., McCambridge, J. and Mattick, R. (2020). The overall effect of parental supply of alcohol across adolescence on alcohol-related harms in early adulthood - a prospective cohort study. Addiction, 115, (10), pp. 1833-1843. DOI: 10.1111/add.15005 [RJ1583] View web page

Yuen, W., Chan, G., Bruno, R., Clare, P., Mattick, R., Aiken, A., Boland, V., McBride, N., McCambridge, J., Slade, T., Kypri, K., Horwood, J., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., De Torres, C. and Peacock, A. (2020). Adolescent Alcohol Use Trajectories: Risk factors and Adult Outcomes. Pediatrics, 146, (4). DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0440 [RJ1615] View web page

Clare, P., Aiken, A., Yang, W., Peacock, A., Boland, V., Wadolowski, M., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., Bruno, R., McBride, N., Degenhardt, L., Kypri, K. and Mattick, R. (2019). Parental supply of alcohol as a predictor of adolescent alcohol consumption patterns: A prospective cohort. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 204. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.06.031 [RJ1492] View web page

Sharmin, S., Kypri, K., Wadolowski, M., Bruno, R., Khanam, M., Aiken, A., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., McBride, N., Attia, J., Palazzi, K., Oldmeadow, C. and Mattick, R. (2019). Parent hazardous drinking and their children's alcohol use in early and mid-adolescence: Prospective cohort study. European Journal of Public Health, ckz029, (4), pp. 736-740. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz029 [RJ1472] View web page

Aiken, A., Clare, P., Wadolowski, M., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., Bruno, R., McBride, N., Kypri, K. and Mattick, R. (2018). Age of alcohol initiation and progression to binge drinking in adolescence: A prospective cohort study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42, (1), pp. 100-110. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13525 [RJ1083] View web page

Mattick, R., Clare, P., Aiken, A., Wadolowski, M., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., Bruno, R., McBride, N., Kypri, K., Vogl, L. and Degenhardt, L. (2018). Association of parental supply of alcohol with adolescent drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorder symptoms: A prospective cohort study. Lancet Public Health, 3, (2), pp. e64-e71. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30240-2 [RJ1394] View web page

Sharmin, S., Kypri, K., Wadolowski, M., Khanam, M., Aiken, A., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., McBride, N. and Attia, J. (2018). Parent characteristics associated with approval of their children drinking alcohol from ages 13 to 16 years: Prospective cohort study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42, (4), pp. 347-353. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12811 [RJ1429] View web page

Mattick, R., Wadolowski, M., Aiken, A., Clare, P., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., M., Slade, T., Bruno, R., McBride, N., Degenhardt, L. and Kypri, K. (2017). Parental supply of alcohol and alcohol consumption in adolescence: prospective cohort study. Psychological Medicine, 47, (2), pp. 267-278. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291716002373 [RJ1247] View web page

Wadolowski, M., Hutchinson, D., Bruno, R., Aiken, A., Najman, J., M., Kypri, K., Slade, T., McBride, N. and Mattick, R. (2016). Parents who supply sips of alcohol in early adolescence: A prospective study of risk factors. Pediatrics, 137, (3), pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-2611 [RJ1164] View web page

Aiken, A., Wadolowski, M., Bruno, R., Najman, J., M., Kypri, K., Slade, T., Hutchinson, D., McBride, N. and Mattick, R. (2015). Cohort profile: The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS). International Journal of Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyv051 [RJ983] View web page

Wadolowski, M., Bruno, R., Aiken, A., Stone, C., Najman, J., M., Kypri, K., Slade, T., Hutchinson, D., McBride, N. and Mattick, R. (2015). Sipping, drinking, and early adolescent alcohol consumption: A cautionary note. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, (2), pp. 350-354. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12613 [RJ1084] View web page

Wadolowski, M., Hutchinson, D., Bruno, R., Aiken, A., Clare, P., Slade, T., Najman, J., M., Kypri, K., McBride, N. and Mattick, R. (2015). Early adolescent alcohol use: Are sipping and drinking distinct? Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, (9), pp. 1805–1813. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12826 [RJ1046] View web page