Resilience and heavy alcohol use trajectories

A developmental trend in heavy drinking decline has been observed from the mid20s onwards. Most studies explain it from psychosocial perspectives, including novel life events, social roles, and personality traits. However, more knowledge is needed concerning heavy drinking resilience in emerging adulthood.

This project aims to develop an integrative model of resilience to heavy drinking in emerging adulthood by conducting a five wave longitudinal study.

This model will focus on two key resilience mechanisms (cognitive control and emotion regulation), as well as distal (parental) and current (social support and romantic relationships), influences, life events, and personality maturation.

COLLABORATORS: Milagros Rubio (PhD-student), dr. Jacqueline Vink, dr. Maaike Verhaagen & dr. Toon Cillessen.

FUNDING: This project is directly funded by the Behavioural Science Institute of Radboud University and ‘t Trekpaert.