Using cell phones and interactive voice response technology, R. Lorraine Collins, PhD, is examining the separate and simultaneous use of malt liquor and marijuana among young adults.
Principal Investigator: R. Lorraine Collins, PhD
Funding Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Abstract: This project used ecological momentary assessment (cell phones and interactive voice response technology) to examine the separate versus combined use of malt liquor (a cheap high-alcohol beer) and marijuana among young adults (age 18 – 30 years) who regularly use both substances. These young adults may be at high risk for substance dependence and other negative consequences. Knowledge of a variety of episode-specific antecedents and correlates of substance use will help to inform efforts to prevent excessive use and to treat substance-related problems.