"Social Network Dynamics & DUI: a Multilevel Dyadic Analysis of Relationship Retention, Drinking, and Support Following a First DUI" (MM16)

Mauri Matsuda, Portland State University
David Kennedy, Portland State University
Karen Chan Osilla


Background: Recent research shows that individuals with networks comprised of greater proportions of drinking partners are more likely to experience risk factors for DUI; furthermore, reductions in network proportions of drinking partners following a DUI is associated with improved drinking outcomes. The present study builds on this prior work by exploring changes in individual’s network members following a DUI through a multilevel lens.