Co-Occurring Trajectory of Mothers' Substance Use and Psychological Control and Children's Behavior

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This NIDA-supported study examined the effects of a family systems therapy on the co-occurring trajectory of mothers’ substance use and psychological control, and its association with children's problem behaviors. The study found that mothers in family therapy were more likely to reduce their substance use and their level of psychological control. The research also found that children with mothers who showed decreased substance use and psychological control exhibited lower levels of problem behaviors.

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