ERIC Number: ED479022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Importance of Family Dinners.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
For eight years, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has been engaged in surveying the attitudes of teens and those who most influence them--parents, teachers and school principals. While other surveys seek to measure the extent of substance abuse in the population, the CASA survey probes substance-abuse risk and identifies factors that increase or diminish the likelihood that teens will abuse tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs. The annual CASA survey has consistently shown a correlation between frequent family dinners and reduced risk that a teen will smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. As a result, this year CASA sought to examine the relationship of family dinners to specific characteristics that increase or diminish the likelihood that a teen will smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Appendixes include the methodology for CASA's 2003 survey and the CASA strategy for assessing the substance abuse risk of a teenager. (GCP)
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 633 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017-6706. Tel: 212-841-5255; Fax: 212-956-8020; Web site: http://www.casacolumbia.org. For full text: http://www.casacolumbia.org/usr_doc/family_dinners.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.