The purpose of this article is to examine the dynamics of the relationship between parents and their adolescent children and their association with lifetime and past-month inhalant usage. The population studied was seventh- through ninth-grade students in rural Idaho (N = 570). The authors found a small, but consistent, significant inverse correlation between parental bonding and monitoring of behavior and inhalant usage. There was also a significant positive correlation between verbally aggressive behavior in the family and inhalant use. The data imply that family interaction may play a significant role in the use of inhalants and that the family can play a major role in prevention.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Baltazar, Alina; Hopkins, Gary; McBride, Duane C.; VanderWaal, Curtis J. Dr.; Pepper, Sara; and Mackey, Sarah, "Parental Influence on Inhalant Use" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1.